Pastor Koh’s phone signal detected three hours after abduction, inquiry told


KUALA LUMPUR: Pastor Raymond Koh's (pic) mobile phone signal was last detected about three hours after he was abducted, his son Jonathan said on Monday.

Jonathan said a “technical officer” from the police had told him that this signal was detected at 2pm at Taman Mayang in Petaling Jaya on Feb 13.

The police however did not find anything there, he told a public inquiry by Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) into the disappearance of four people, including Pastor Koh.

Jonathan said that on Feb 14, the technical officer sent him CCTV records for his father’s Honda Accord's movement from their house to Jalan Majlis.

When asked about Pastor Koh's state of mind in 2016, Jonathan said that his father seemed to be more relaxed and put his past behind him.

"He did not seem so disturbed about 2011 but I still think it was at the back of his mind," he said in reference to to a raid on a fundraising dinner for Pastor Koh's NGO in Aug 2011 by the Selangor Islamic Religious Depart-ment (Jais).

Asked about any threats to his father, Jonathan said that he did not know of any although Pastor Koh did tell him about a prank call with Arabic music in the background.

The inquiry is being held under Section 12(1) of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act in connection with the disappearance of Koh, social activist Amri Che Mat, as well as Pastor Joshua Hilmi and his wife Ruth Sitepu.

The panel of inquiry consist of commissioners Datuk Mah Weng Kwai as chairman, Prof Datuk Dr Aishah Bidin, and Dr Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh.

Former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is also scheulded to testify at the inquiry Monday.

Koh, 62, was abducted from his car by a group of men along Jalan SS4B/10 in Petaling Jaya on Feb 13 at about 11am while on his way to a friend’s house.

His silver-coloured car bearing the number plate ST5515D has not been found.


   

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