No evidence to prove missing activist was murdered: Police

Source: The Sundaily

Norhayati Mohd Ariffin says she is disappointed with the way the authorities are handling her husband’s case. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Police today maintained there was no strong evidence in the case of missing Perlis activist Amri Che Mat to classify the case as murder.

ACP Roslan Ramli told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry that the case could not be classified as a crime without the account of a reliable witness.

He said police had categorised the case under missing persons because there was no eyewitness which could say for sure that Amri was kidnapped.

Roslan, who was the Criminal Investigation Department chief at the Kangar police headquarters before being transferred to the Perlis contingent police headquarters, said the evidence produced was in his opinion, not strong enough evidence of a crime.

“If it was a murder, a body was needed, and if it was a kidnapping, a ransom note would be required,” he said. Read more