KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has denied issuing any directive or order to abduct Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.
"There was no such directive given by me or the ministry's secretary-general. I hope the investigation will be carried out professionally," said the former home minister.
He was speaking to reporters when met at the Parliament lobby on Wednesday (April 3).
Earlier on Wednesday (April 3), the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) had accused Bukit Aman of being involved in the "enforced disappearance" of Koh and Amri.
The police is under the purview of the Home Ministry, whom Dr Ahmad Zahid previously served as its minister from May 2013 until May 2018.
The Bagan Datuk MP said he had yet to see Suhakam's findings, but said that the report must be respected.
"We must also respect the police institution and in this issue, any investigations that is set to be conducted must be based on a professional approach," he said, adding that the case must be dealt with tactfully.
Koh went missing in 2017 after he was abducted by a group of men in a well-coordinated operation in Petaling Jaya.
In 2016, Amri, who was investigated for allegedly spreading Shia teachings, went missing after leaving his home in Kangar at about 11.30pm.