Key witness in Amri case not a cop


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Saiful Bahari, said to be a key witness in the disappearance of social activist Amri Che Mat (pic) is not a police personnel, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

The Inspector-General of Police said this in respond to questions on whether the police would issue an arrest warrant against the man in order to get him to help with police investigations.

“He was not a policeman. He was a civilian working with the police.

“He has since resigned from his job,” he told a press conference after witnessing the handing-over ceremony for the Bukit Aman Narcotic Crimes Investigation Department (NCID) director on Wednesay (April 24) which saw Deputy Comm Datuk Kamarulzaman Mamat takin over on an acting capacity from Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh.

According to the IGP, the police had conducted an investigation into the disappearances of Amri and Pastor Raymond Koh.

“We have referred the matter to the Deputy Public Prosecutor. We will wait for the DPP’s instruction,” he said.

Koh went missing on Feb 13, 2017, after he was abducted by a group of men while on his way to a friend’s house in Petaling Jaya.

Amri, the co-founder of non-governmental organisation Perlis Hope, went missing on Nov 24, 2016, after stepping out of his home in Kangar at about 11.30pm.

The inquiry by Suhakam, initiated under Section 12(1) of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act, began on Oct 19, 2017 and ended on March 6.  

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