C4: Find Pastor Koh same way Peter Chong was traced


PETALING JAYA: Centre to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4) executive director Cynthia Gabriel says the whole story of Peter Chong’s disappearance and later his discovery sounds quite “bizarre”.

She hoped police would reveal more facts about Chong’s disappearance.

“It is difficult for Malaysians to make any sense of it at the moment.

“Did he go willingly? What happened?

“For now, we are glad he is back safe with his family. And police have kept up with Chong, until the point where he has been found.

“But we need more details,” she told FMT.

She urged police to call on witnesses to give more details on Chong’s story.

Earlier this afternoon, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Peter Chong had returned to Kuala Lumpur and police had taken a statement from him at the KL International Airport.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh told FMT that Chong told police he had gone to Hatyai with the intention of meeting his source who was to reveal more information on the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo.

Upon reaching Hatyai, he claims he was abducted and brought to Pattaya.

Upon release, Chong said he contacted his son who then bought his return ticket home.

Chong, a former aide to PKR MP Sivarasa Rasiah and ex-Petaling Jaya City Council member, was said to have disappeared days after he related on Facebook about his conversation with a stranger, who warned him to be more careful in the wake of several cases of missing activists.

Chong’s son, Darryl, had lodged a police report on April 8 after attempts to contact his father failed. A police task force was subsequently formed to look into Chong’s disappearance.

Chong’s disappearance came after the widely reported abduction of Pastor Koh, as well as the cases of Pastor Joshua Hilmy, his wife Ruth Hilmy, and Perlis-based social activist Amri Che Mat.

Cynthia hoped police will act the same way in finding Pastor Koh who has been missing for the past two months.

“We still do not know what happened to Pastor Koh. The way he was abducted was so well organised.

“Police should work with the same speed to find him.”