Family of Missing Malaysian Pastor Pleads For His Release One Year after Abduction
ICC Note: One year after his abduction, Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh is still missing. His wife Susanna Liew pleaded for her husband’s release and wished he could be home in time to celebrate Chinese New Year. Pastor Koh was abducted in broad daylight by masked men in Petaling Jaya last year. Despite police’s investigation, his whereabouts is still unknown.
02/15/2018 Malaysia (Christian Daily) –The family of a Malaysian pastor who was abducted a year ago in broad daylight in Petaling Jaya is still pleading for his release and hoping that they would be reunited in time for the Chinese New Year.
In a statement issued exactly a year after Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted, his wife Susanna Liew pleaded for her husband’s release, saying she wished that their family could be together for the Chinese New Year. Koh, who was taken by masked men in Petaling Jaya on Feb. 13, 2017 in an incident captured by security footage, is still missing, Channel News Asia reports.
“My wish is for Raymond to be released so that he can be reunited with his family especially this Chinese New Year,” said Liew in her statement. “His mother is ailing and has not seen him for over a year.”
Police are investigating whether Pastor Koh’s disappearance was connected with proselytization allegations against him, as it is illegal for non-Muslims to preach to Muslims in Malaysia. It is also thought that a human trafficking syndicate could have been involved in his disappearance.
The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) also called for Pastor Koh’s release on the anniversary of his abduction. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, Julian Leow Beng Kim, urged Christians to continue praying for closure on the case of the missing pastor, the Anglican News reported.
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