No proselytisation in Pastor Raymond Koh’s welfare organisation, wife tells Suhakam inquiry

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Susanna Liew told a three-man panel set up by Suhakam investigating several missing pastors and activists that Harapan Komuniti instructed its volunteers not to preach. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 ― Harapan Komuniti, the non-profit organisation started by missing Pastor Raymond Koh, is strictly welfare-focused and does not practise proselytisation of any religion, his wife said today.

Susanna Liew told a three-man panel set up by the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) investigating several missing pastors and activists that the organisation instructed its volunteers not to preach.

“Yes, we do not preach. We have strict instructions during our volunteers’ orientation process not to preach any religion. These are oral guidelines for our volunteers,” Liew said in the public inquiry into its second day. Read more

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 2

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The Public Inquiry into the incidents of disappearances of individuals has began today. It will be held over 10 days on 19, 20, 30 Oct, 2, 3, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 Nov.

Venue : Suhakam Inquiry Room Level 13, Menara Perdana TH, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 KL.
Time : 9.30am (Best to get there by 9am)

All are welcome.

Missing pastor taken away like in ‘police operation’, Suhakam inquiry told

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 ― A witness testifying in a public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh described the latter’s alleged abduction as resembling a police operation.

Roeshan Celestine Gomez told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) panel into the case that a police investigating officer had made the remark while recording the witness statement at the Kelana Jaya Police Station in Selangor.

“He told me not to worry. In a casual conversation he told me based on how I described the incident, it looked like a police operation because it was done very quickly and in broad daylight.

“He also asked his colleague to check if there was any police operation that day and said he would get back to me,” said Gomez, the first witness called to testify at the Suhakam inquiry that kicks off today. Read more

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 begins

Source: The Malaysian Insight

A banner by activist group CAGED showing the four people who have disappeared under mysterious circumstance, (from left) social activist Amri Che Mat, Pastor Raymond Koh, and Pastor Joshua Hilmi and wife, Ruth. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 10, 2017.

THE Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will hold a public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, social activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Joshua Hilmi and wife, Ruth, beginning October 19.

It said today that the inquiry panel would be chaired by Mah Weng Kwai, with Dr Aishah Bidin and Dr Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh as members.

“To date, Suhakam has recorded 35 statements from witnesses of the cases and the inquiry process is aimed at finding answers and guidance on the situation,” it said.

Koh, 62, went missing after he was abducted by a group of men in a convoy on February 13, while Amri, 44, was reported missing since last year.

Joshua and his wife were last seen by friends in November last year before disappearing without a trace.

According to the statement, the inquiry was to determine whether the cases were defined under the International Convention for Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances or were cases of voluntary disappearance in breach of criminal or civil law and, or human rights law. Read more

Suhakam to hold public inquiry into missing 4

Source: The Malaysian Insight

A banner by activist group CAGED showing the four people who have disappeared under mysterious circumstance, (from left) social activist Amri Che Mat, Pastor Raymond Koh, and Pastor Joshua Hilmi and wife, Ruth. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 10, 2017.

THE Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will hold a public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, social activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Joshua Hilmi and wife, Ruth, beginning October 19.

It said today that the inquiry panel would be chaired by Mah Weng Kwai, with Dr Aishah Bidin and Dr Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh as members.

“To date, Suhakam has recorded 35 statements from witnesses of the cases and the inquiry process is aimed at finding answers and guidance on the situation,” it said.

Koh, 62, went missing after he was abducted by a group of men in a convoy on February 13, while Amri, 44, was reported missing since last year.

Joshua and his wife were last seen by friends in November last year before disappearing without a trace.

According to the statement, the inquiry was to determine whether the cases were defined under the International Convention for Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances or were cases of voluntary disappearance in breach of criminal or civil law and, or human rights law. Read more

Suhakam to hold public inquiry into missing pastor, others

Source: FMT News 

PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will conduct a public inquiry into the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and three others who went missing last year.

In a statement today, Suhakam chairman Razali Ismail said the hearings were tentatively scheduled for October.

The inquiry will consider, among others, whether the cases of Koh, Amri Che Mat, Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth, were cases of enforced or involuntary disappearances as defined under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

The convention defines an enforced disappearance as the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the state or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorisation, support or acquiescence of the state.

Razali said the inquiry will also consider whether the authorities, specifically the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), took adequate steps to investigate the cases.

“Suhakam will continue to gather information from all stakeholders, including the police and others who have been cooperative towards finding some truth to the matter,” he said. Read more

SOLIDARITI UNTUK KELUARGA PASTOR RAYMOND KOH, AMRI CHE MAT DAN PASTOR JOSHUA DAN RUTH HILMI!

Joint Statement – dated 7 April 2017

Pastor Joshua Hilmy dan Ruth, Pastor Raymond Koh, dan Amri Che Mat.

Pastor Joshua Hilmy dan Ruth, Pastor Raymond Koh, dan Amri Che Mat.

Kami organisasi masyarakat sivil Malaysia seperti yang disenaraikan di bawah ingin meluahkan solidariti tidak berbelah bahagi kepada keluarga, rakan dan kominiti yang meratapi mereka yang diculik secara misteri dan masih lagi hilang hingga ke hari ini

1. Nama: Pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo (62 tahun)

Tarikh Penculikan: 13hd Februari, 2017

Tempat Penculikan: Jalan Bahagia, Petaling Jaya

Organisasi: Harapan Komuniti

Pekerjaan: Kerja sosial membantu ibu tunggal, penagih dadah dan mereka yang menghidap HIV/AIDS

Status: Masih hilang

2. Nama:  Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife, Ruth (50 tahun)

Tarikh Penculikan: 30hb November, 2016

Tempat Penculikan: Tidak pasti. Lokasi terakhir dikenali sebagai Kampung Tunku, PJ

Organisasi:  Tidak dikenalpasti

Pekerjaan: Pastor Kristian

Status: Masih hilang

3. Nama:  Amri Che Mat (43 tahun)

Tarikh Penculikan: 24hb November, 2016

Tempat Penculikan: Bukit Chabang, Perlis

Organisasi:  Perlis Hope

Pekerjaan: Peniaga forex dan aktivis sosial yang telah mengadakan projek kebajikan untuk golongan miskin, membantu  untuk membina rumah dan menyumbangkan beras  kepada keluarga yang memerlukan

Status: Tidak Tahu Di Mana Read more