Task force yet to submit final report on disappearance of Koh, Amri, says Suhakam

Suhakam described Pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis Hope founder Amri Che Mat as ‘victims of enforced disappearance’.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said the special task force set up to probe the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Perlis Hope founder Amri Che Mat has yet to submit its final report.

Suhakam commissioner Mah Weng Kwai said the report was supposed to be submitted this month.

The six-member special task force was set up by the home ministry in May to look into Suhakam’s earlier findings on the missing duo, which it described as “victims of enforced disappearance”.

“We are waiting for the special task force to submit their report,” Mah, who headed Suhakam’s inquiry panel, said on the sidelines of the Human Rights Day celebration today.

He said the task force was to submit its report to the Cabinet, after which it would be given to Suhakam.

“Part of our earlier recommendations was to have the task force carry out further investigations into the case,” he said.

It was supposed to investigate issues not initially covered by the Suhakam inquiry.

In April, after a lengthy hearing that began in August last year, Suhakam released the findings of its inquiry, saying the police Special Branch was behind the disappearance of Koh and Amri.

Koh was abducted by masked men on Jalan SS4B/10 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, on Feb 13, 2017, and Amri disappeared on Nov 24, 2016, after leaving his home in Kangar, Perlis.