Press Statement – June 26, 2017: Response to IGP Khalid’s Claims on June 25

26th Jun 2017

Statement by Susanna Liew Sow Yoke, wife of Pastor Raymond Koh

I refer to several media reports yesterday quoting Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar about developments in the abduction case of my husband Raymond Koh Keng Joo, who was abducted 134 days ago in Petaling Jaya on 13th February 2017. Tan Sri Khalid seems to have made this announcement while hosting a Hari Raya Open House at Bukit Aman Police Headquarters yesterday, 25th June. In his remarks, he referred to a police operation on 17th June in Kedah.
As with the previous announcements made by IGP Khalid to the media about my husband’s abduction on April 6th and May 24th, I have not been briefed about any of these so-called developments, leads or arrests by the police. Like the rest of Malaysia, all I know is what I have read in the media.
I hope that the police will contact me soon to arrange a meeting and to give me a proper update about my husband’s case. This update should also include a full explanation about the announcements they made on April 6th and May 24th. Past meetings that they had invited me to attend on March 6th and March 23rd were less about actual updates about the case and more about asking me to not engage with the media and to not attend public vigils and gatherings.
I also urge the police to cooperate with the investigation being conducted by SUHAKAM and to update them as well.

The above was re-issued to the media in a Note to Press following further remarks by IGP Khalid’s claims on July 25.