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.
Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai who is chairing the inquiry then cut in and said the panel will be treating Gomez’s statement as “hearsay” until it can speak to the police officer involved.
Earlier in the inquiry, the panel were shown three closed circuit camera recordings taken from two houses in the vicinity of where Koh was allegedly abducted. The video clips showed three black vehicles surrounding a white car and forcing it to stop.
Two motorcycles and another white car, which Gomez later confirmed to be his, were also shown appearing on the scene in the recording.
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