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2 new members for task force on missing pastor Koh, activist Amri Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 July 2019
The Borneo Post

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has appointed two more people to the task force investigating the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo and social activist Amri Che Mat.

A statement issued by the ministry yesterday named the two new members as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) assistant commissioner Azian Umar and lawyer Datuk Roger Tan Kor Mee.

One of the appointments is a replacement, it said, adding that there are now seven members in the task force, including the chairman, from six previously.

Former head of the Royal Malaysia Police legal division, Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor, had voluntarily withdrawn from the task force after some quarters alleged that his presence amounted to a conflict of interest, leaving Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) director Datuk Zamri Yahya as the sole representative from the police force.

“His (Zamri) presence is important for the smooth running of the task force because JIPS is authorised to call any members of the police force to come forward to testify,” it said.

Koh, 64, was reported to have been abducted by a group of masked men in Kelana Jaya, near here, on Feb 13, 2017 while Amri, the co-founder of non-governmental organisation Perlis Hope, went missing on Nov 24, 2016. Last April, Suhakam released a report following an inquiry into their cases and concluded that the Special Branch was involved in their enforced disappearances.

Following the report, the Cabinet on May 23 agreed to set up the task force to study the findings of Suhakam. - BERNAMA

 

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