Task Force in Charge of Pastor’s Disappearance Asks More Time to Prepare Report

01/25/2020 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The Ministry of Home Affairs says it has not yet received the full report on an investigation into the disappearance of two Malaysians, more than six months after a special task force was set up to act upon findings that Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat were abducted by police.

According to Free Malaysia Today, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the task force headed by former high court judge Abd Rahim Uda has requested for more time to complete its report.

“I hope the report can be ready in a month and submitted to the ministry,” he told reporters after attending a ministry gathering.

Last June, the task force was established to follow up on findings by the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) that the Special Branch of the police was likely behind the disappearances of Koh and Amri.

Pastor Koh was abducted by masked men on Jalan SS4B/10 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, on Feb 13, 2017, and activist Amri disappeared on Nov 24, 2016, after leaving his home in Kangar, Perlis.

At an event held on January 10 to seek justice for the victims, Koh’s wife Susanna described his disappearance as “tragic and traumatizing”, saying her family members are “frozen in grief” as they do not know if he is alive or dead.

“Because we did not have a funeral, everyday is a funeral,” she said.

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