Pastor Koh’s disappearance still under probe, says deputy IGP

Pastor Raymond Koh.

PETALING JAYA: Pastor Raymond Koh’s disappearance is still being investigated but there has been no new developments in the case, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said.

He said so far, there have been no new leads which could assist police in their investigations.

“Police will be looking at the outcome of their inquiries and wait for further instructions,” he said after officiating at a Chinese New Year “Op Selamat” awards presentation ceremony at Persada PLUS here today.

Last Wednesday, Koh’s family submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office calling on Dr Mahathir Mohamad to order a fresh investigation into Koh’s disappearance and three other individuals.

Koh’s wife, Susanna Liew, their son Jonathan Koh, Citizen Action Group On Enforced Disappearance (Caged) spokesman Rama Ramanathan, Council of Churches Malaysia general secretary Rev Herman Shastri and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) executive director Sevan Doraisamy handed over the memorandum.

Koh, or Keng Joo Koh, 64, was reportedly abducted on Feb 13, 2017 in Petaling Jaya by a group of men in a convoy of cars while on his way to meet a friend.

Three of Koh’s friends, social activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Joshua Hilmi and his wife, Ruth Hilmi, were also reported missing in 2016 and have not been found yet.