Special Branch cop lodges report denying statement by Amri Che Mat's wife

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  • Thursday, 31 May 2018

PETALING JAYA: The cop who claimed that missing activist Amri Che Mat was taken away by Special Branch officers from Bukit Aman has lodged a police report denying that he made such claims.

Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner R. Munusamy had showed Amri's wife Norhayati Mohd Ariffin the police report that Sgt Shamzaini Mohd Daud had made on May 30 during the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) inquiry on Thursday (May 31).

The policeman attached with Special Branch in Perlis was supposed to take the stand to testify on Thursday but his session was postponed to a later date.

Norhayati responded by saying that she did not know of the police report made by Sgt Shamzaini.

She then read a portion of the report aloud, saying that Sgt Shamzaini had refuted the police report she made on May 15.

She added that the police report stated that Sgt Shamzaini had only met her to inquire about the renting of a shop.

To further questioning from ACP Munusamy, Norhayati said that she was aware that Sgt Shamzaini had visited the shop to ask for her number prior to meeting her.

She added that she only learned this after she made a police report that Sgt Shamzaini had visited her home to provide her with information that her husband was taken by Bukit Aman special branch officers.

ACP Munusamy also told the inquiry that Sgt Shamzaini was carrying out administrative duties for Special Branch until January 2018.

The inquiry is being held under Section 12(1) of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act in connection with the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh, Amri, and Pastor Joshua Hilmi and his wife Ruth Sitepu.

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

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