Members of Task Force on Missing Malaysian Pastor to be Revealed This Week

06/24/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The special task force in charge of investigating the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat will be officially set up this week, according to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The special task force will be given six months to make its recommendations to the government. The names of those who would sit in the task force had been submitted to the Cabinet and would be announced this week.

“We have ensured that those picked are impartial, and have the required obligations so that their findings and recommendations would not be deemed as biased,” the Minister told reporters on June 20.

Last May, Muhyiddin announced that the Cabinet had agreed to set up the task force comprising six or seven members to study the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) report and recommend appropriate actions that should be taken by the government for the Amri and Koh cases.

Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in broad daylight allegedly by members of a trained paramilitary force in February 2017; Amri Che Mat has been missing since Nov 24, 2016, after he left his house with his car. Their whereabouts are still unknown. According to Suhakam’s report, they were allegedly abducted by the Malaysian police intelligence unit.

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