op probing Amri also involved in Pastor Koh’s case

3rd Apr 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The investigating officer in the case of missing Perlis activist Amri Che Mat has admitted that he was also involved in investigations into missing Pastor Raymond Koh’s past activities.

Inspector Khor Yi Shuen told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry into Amri’s disappearance that he was present when a report was lodged against the pastor.

It is believed that Khor’s admission was in connection with a police report claiming Koh was proselytising youngsters in Perlis.

The report was lodged in April 2017, two months after Koh’s abduction on Feb 13.

The report claimed Koh had approached a group on Jan 20 at Dataran Kenchor, Kangar, Perlis, and had given three books on Christianity written in Bahasa Malaysia.

Khor had initially said he had heard of Koh only once in a news item after the pastor was abducted.

However, Khor admitted he was involved in Koh’s case after the lawyer for Amri’s family, K Muthiah, made the assertion.

“I am saying you were involved in the investigation of Pastor Koh.”

At this point, the inquiry panel’s chairman Mah Weng Kwai interjected and repeated Muthiah’s question to Khor.

“Yes, I’m involved.

“There were people that came to make a police report in Kangar about the spreading of religious beliefs.

“There was a mention of Pastor Koh’s name on the report, this I remember. His name was mentioned,” Khor said on Day 6 of the Suhakam inquiry.

Mah proceeded to ask him what the report was about.

Khor replied that it was about someone intending to spread religious beliefs.

Khor, however, said he could not remember who took the statement.

“I do not remember this but I do remember that there was a police report made and then we were asked to help record the statement.

“I can’t remember if I took the statement or I was just waiting on the side to take the statement. I really can’t remember that, but what I do know is that there was a statement made in Kangar.”

Amri, who co-founded Perlis Hope, has been missing since Nov 24, 2016.

The Suhakam inquiry is also investigating the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife, Ruth. The couple were last seen on Nov 30, 2016.

The inquiry had also included the case of Koh, who has been missing since February last year after he was abducted by about 10 men in Petaling Jaya.

However, the inquiry could not continue with Koh’s case after a suspect was charged with kidnapping the pastor.

The inquiry resumes on April 12.

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