PETALING JAYA: The family of abducted pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo has raised the reward offered for information of his whereabouts to RM100,000 in a desperate plea to secure his safe release.
The family increased the reward ten-fold just two days after initially offering RM10,000 for information of Koh, who was abducted on Feb 13.
"Our family is grateful and touched that concerned well-wishers have stepped up to increase the reward money offered," said Koh's 61-year-old wife, Susanna Liew.
Liew hoped that the increased reward would help in efforts to find Koh and return him safely to the family.
Koh's son Jonathan added that any kind of information on his father’s abduction would be eligible for the reward.
"A panel will decide how the full reward will be divided according to the accuracy and usefulness of information provided. The identity of informants will be kept private if requested," he said in a statement on Monday.
Those with information can contact Jonathan at 011-3973 2670, but have been advised to only reach out should they have credible leads on the investigation.
"While we are gratified by the outflow of prayers and good wishes being sent to us, we hope that the public will respect the need to keep this phone number free for investigation purposes only," said Liew.
Koh was abducted by a group of masked men on Jalan SS4b/10, Petaling Jaya, less than 100m from the Police Housing Complex.
He was driving a silver Honda Accord bearing the licence plate number ST 5515 D.
Koh briefly courted controversy in 2011 after his NGO was accused by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) for proselytising to Muslims following a raid at a thanksgiving and fundraising dinner at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church.