Dozens join vigil in Dataran Merdeka for Pastor Koh, Amri

Source: FreeMalaysiaToday

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.

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 60 people gathered at Dataran Merdeka tonight in solidarity with the families of missing activists Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.

Susanna Liew and Norhayati Ariffin, the wives of Koh and Amri, stood hand in hand consoling each other, as they pleaded for their husbands’ return.

“Return our husbands to us!” they cried out, standing in one corner of the iconic square. “Give our children their fathers back!” said Norhayati.

Liew thanked those who came, and repeated her plea for information on her husband’s mysterious abduction in broad daylight early last year. Read more

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

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 10

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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)

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 9

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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)

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 8

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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)

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 7

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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)

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 6

Taken from Facebook

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)

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 5

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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)

Suhakam Public Inquiry into Missing 4 – Day 4

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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.

Police could have acted faster in missing pastor’s case, says ex-IGP Khalid

Source: The Malaysian Insight 

POLICE could have acted quicker in investigating the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, the public inquiry heard today.

Former inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar, the fifth witness who was called to testify in the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry, was asked if the police took long to respond to the abduction.

Lawyers representing Koh’s family had asked Khalid if there was a delay in taking the statement of the first witness Roeshan Gomez.

“Gomez was the witness who saw the abduction made a report on the first day at 11.30am. He was then told at 12.30pm that the investigating officer was not in and was asked to come back at 1.30pm. Read more