Ambiga: If pastor’s actions illegal, take him to court

Source: FMT News

Pastor Raymond Koh's wife, Susanna Liew, expresses sadness and disappointment that her husband is now being investigated. Pic from FMT News.

Pastor Raymond Koh’s wife, Susanna Liew, expresses sadness and disappointment that her husband is now being investigated. Pic from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: No matter what missing Pastor Raymond Koh and three others like him did, they don’t deserve to be taken away from their families with no explanation provided.

“Are they armed terrorists? No. They are ordinary people who helped, and did extraordinary work for the poor and the needy,” said Ambiga Sreenevasan, who is president of the national human rights society, Hakam.

“Of course there are a lot of allegations (surrounding their disappearance). If you say they have done anything wrong, charge them.

“If anyone does anything illegal, they must be charged and brought to justice, no matter how much you don’t like what they do,” she added.

Ambiga was speaking at a gathering in Dataran Merdeka here last night. The gathering titled “Di Mana Mereka?” (Where are they?) was organised by Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) in solidarity with the families of the missing four. Read more

Ambiga: Jika tindakan Pastor Koh salah, heret dia ke mahkamah

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Tidak kira apa yang Pastor Koh dan 3 individu lain seperti beliau lakukan, mereka tidak wajar diculik tanpa sebarang penjelasan, kata Presiden Hakam. Pic dari FMT News.

Tidak kira apa yang Pastor Koh dan 3 individu lain seperti beliau lakukan, mereka tidak wajar diculik tanpa sebarang penjelasan, kata Presiden Hakam. Pic dari FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: Tidak kira apa yang Pastor Raymond Koh dan 3 individu lain seperti beliau lakukan, mereka tidak wajar diculik tanpa sebarang penjelasan.

“Adakah mereka pengganas bersenjata? Tidak. Mereka hanya orang biasa yang membantu dan melakukan kerja luar biasa bagi orang miskin dan memerlukan,” kata Presiden Persatuan Kebangsaan Hak Asasi Manusia (Hakam), Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.

“Sudah tentu ada banyak dakwaan (berhubung kehilangan mereka). Jika anda kata mereka sudah lakukan kesalahan, dakwalah mereka. Read more

Get involved if you want justice, Ambiga urges Malaysians

Source: The Malaysian Insight

From left) Archbishop Julian Leow, Marina Mahathir, Ambiga Sreenevasan and Zaid Ibrahim at the Day of Solidarity function at the CCM Ecumenical Centre today. The event focuses on pilgrimage towards justice and peace. – Pic from the Malaysian Insight.

From left) Archbishop Julian Leow, Marina Mahathir, Ambiga Sreenevasan and Zaid Ibrahim at the Day of Solidarity function at the CCM Ecumenical Centre today. The event focuses on pilgrimage towards justice and peace. – Pic from the Malaysian Insight.

LAWYER turned human rights advocate Ambiga Sreenevasan urged people to get involved in the political process if they want to see justice prevail.

At the “Day of Solidarity – pilgrimage towards justice and peace” event at the CCM Ecumenical Centre, the former president of the Bar Council said there was a lack of justice and erosion in the rule of law in Malaysia.

“The idea of acting justly is not ingrained in our institutions,” Ambiga told some 300 people at the event today.

Citing the recent case pertaining to Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, she said his attackers faced a fine of RM100 compared with activist Lena Hendry’s fine of RM10,000 for screening the Sri Lankan civil war documentary No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka.

“And to add to it, the attorney-general intends to appeal the fine. It is already RM10,000 too much,” said the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) president. Read more

Police must immediately act to search and rescue of five missing activist — Bersih 2.0 Statement

Statement dated 9 April 2017

BERSIH 2.0 is totally shocked by the fifth disappearance of social activist Peter Chong. Peter has been missing for more than two days. His son has reported to the police but to date there has been no news on his whereabouts.

The police must immediately act swiftly to search and rescue Peter as well as the other four missing persons, Joshua Hilmy,  Ruth,  Amri Che Mat, and Raymond Koh.

Indeed this is a very sad day for all Malaysians that disappearances are happening here in our country and yet there has been little assurances or news from the police on their efforts to locate the whereabouts of these missing persons.

We fear for the safety and security of the five missing persons and demand that the police take greater efforts to be transparent and accountable by informing and updating on the progress of their search and rescue work. They must make this their priority as this helps mitigate some of the pains and anxiety suffered by the families of the disappeared.

BERSIH 2.0 request for an urgent meeting with the IGP to obtain an update on the police actions to locate these missing persons.

We must not wait but to protest.

Issued by,

BERSIH 2.0 Steering Committee members

Another activist goes missing

Source: FMT News

Peter Chong ‘disappeared’ shortly after he wrote of his ‘strange experience’ of being approached by a stranger who warned him that people can go missing just like that. Pic from FMT News.

Peter Chong ‘disappeared’ shortly after he wrote of his ‘strange experience’ of being approached by a stranger who warned him that people can go missing just like that. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: While police have yet to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and three others like him, another person is feared to have also gone missing.

Speaking to FMT, Darryl Chong, the son of missing Peter Chong, said he last saw his father at their house on Wednesday.

The family lost contact with Peter a couple of days later.

“He would usually keep in touch (whenever he leaves home and didn’t return for the night).

“But we haven’t heard anything from him for two and half days,” said Darryl.

He added that the family was still determining if anything had happened to 54-year-old Peter or if he had just “lost his phone”.

“We lodged a report at the Tun HS Lee police station last night, but we haven’t heard anything from the police yet,” said Darryl. Read more