12 months of agony for missing pastor’s family

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KUALA LUMPUR — Angered over the silence, wife of missing pastor Raymond Koh has reiterated her call for the police to inform the family on the progress of investigations into his abduction.

Criticising the “silence” they received in the year since his disappearance, Susanna Liew said the family’s grief and sadness were compounded by their treatment by the authorities.

“Police must inform the family of any progress in the investigation,” she said on the anniversary of Koh’s abduction.

Koh was abducted a year ago yesterday in broad daylight on a public road near his home in Petaling Jaya. The abduction was captured by surveillance cameras.

Liew also questioned the sudden prosecution last month of part-time cab driver Lam Chang Nam over Koh’s abduction, which disrupted the Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into his disappearance.

Lam, who claimed trial to extorting Koh’s son last year, was charged last month with Koh’s abduction.

“If he (Lam) was involved, then he should know where Raymond is now. Bring him out and let the perpetrators be apprehended and justice served,” she said in a statement.

“But we are met with SILENCE, SILENCE and more SILENCE.”

Liew said she will hold Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun to his pledge to look into Koh’s abduction, and said the family has faith in the police’s integrity and professionalism despite the many disappointments.