Ex-IGP Khalid appears as witness in Suhakam inquiry on Pastor Koh

30th Oct 2017

Khalid, who was wearing a blazer and a blue tie, entered the inquiry room at 11am to testify as the fifth witness for the hearing, held at Suhakam headquarters.

The former top cop was seen smiling as he approached the witness stand, and took his oath before testifying before the three-panel inquiry.

Khalid officially retired from his position early last month after being appointed as the 10th IGP in 2013. He was replaced by Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

On July 25, Khalid had revealed that a group based in southern Thailand may have been involved in Koh’s abduction.

He had been previously criticised by Koh’s wife Susanne Liew, where the latter had expressed disappointment over the police handling of the investigations.

On the morning of Feb 13, the 62-year-old Koh was abducted by a group of masked men less than 100m from a police housing complex in SS4, Kelana Jaya.

The inquiry was chaired by Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, accompanied by commissioners Prof Datuk Dr Aishah Bidin and Dr Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Salleh.

The public inquiry was conducted to look into the missing cases of Koh, social activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Joshua and his wife, Ruth Hilmi.

The inquiry will also consider whether the authorities, specifically the police, have taken adequate steps to investigate these cases.