Govt might reopen investigations, says Muhyiddin


  • Nation
  • Friday, 05 Apr 2019

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

KUALA LUMPUR: The government might reopen investigations into the findings of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Su­h­a­­kam) that the Special Branch was involved in the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat.

According to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the proposal to reopen investigations based on Suhakam’s findings is subject to approval by the prosecutor.

“We hope Suhakam will forward its official report to us and the Prime Minister. So we wait for that first and will study the report.

“If there is a need, then we will reopen the case, if it’s allowed by the prosecutor,” he said at the Parliament lobby yesterday.

Muhyiddin said that the ministry had yet to receive a report from Suhakam.

“I heard statements from the (Suhakam) chairman and such, but, that’s unofficial,” he added.

The Suhakam public inquiry had revealed on Wednesday that there was direct and circumstantial evidence which proves, on balance of probabilities, that Koh and Amri were abducted by the Special Branch of Bukit Aman.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that an investigation into Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun would be conducted once he retires as Ins­pector-General of Police on May 4.

Mohamad Fuzi was the Special Branch head at the time of the disappearance of the two men.

Koh went missing in 2017 after he was abducted by a group of men in a “professional” style in a Petaling Jaya street.

In 2016, Amri, who was investigated for allegedly spreading Syiah teachings, went missing after he had gone out from his home in Kangar at about 11.30pm.

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