Cops won’t be involved in task force to look for Raymond Koh, Amri, says IGP

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador says if the police are involved, the task force will appear lopsided and the public will not have any faith in it.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will not in any way be involved in the special task force set up to look into the disappearances of Pastor Koh Keng Joo and Perlis social activist Amri Che Mat.

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador also said that any statement on the task force will come from the home ministry.

“The police will not be involved (in the task force).

“If we are involved, the task force will appear lopsided and the public will not have any faith in it.

“So, it’s for the home ministry to handle,” he told Bernama here today.

In April, Suhakam, in its findings from an inquiry panel looking into Koh and Amri’s disappearances, held state agents, namely the Special Branch, responsible.

Following that, on May 23, the government said a special task force will be set up to look into the panel’s findings.

Koh, 64, is reported to have been abducted by a group of masked men in Kelana Jaya near here on Feb 13, 2017. Amri, 44, the co-founder of the NGO called Perlis Hope, went missing on Nov 24, 2016.