Former judge heads six-man task force in Amri, Pastor Koh probe

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Former High Court Judge Datuk Abd Rahim Uda will lead a six-man special task force to probe the alleged enforced disappearances of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.

Two of them are former head of the Royal Malaysia Police's legal division, Datuk Zamri Yahya who is Bukit Aman's Integrity and Standard Compliance department director; and Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission (SIAP) operations director Datuk Bukhari Ab Hamid.

The remaining two are Mohd Sophian Zakaria of the Attorney General's Chambers and Mohd Russaini Idrus who is the under secretary for the Police Commission.

The members of the taskforce were introduced by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said the taskforce would investigate if it was indeed true that the Special Branch was involved in the disappearances of Koh and Amri, as concluded by Suhakam.

"I am confident that the special task force will be able to carry out their duty to look into the matter.

"I expect to get a report on their findings in six months and leave it to them to determine who to be called in the process of their investigation," he told reporters on Wednesday (June 26).

The special task force was formed by the Cabinet last month following Suhakam's verdict last April that Bukit Aman's Special Branch was likely behind the disappearances.

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

Pastor Koh, who founded the NGO Harapan Komuniti, was believed to have been abducted in broad daylight by a group of men along Jalan SS4B/10 in Petaling Jaya on Feb 13, 2017, while on his way to a friend's house.

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