Dr M: Govt to try to improve Pastor Koh and Amri task force

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  • Thursday, 27 Jun 2019

PUTRAJAYA: The government will look at how it can improve the newly created special task force to look into the alleged enforced disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat, says the Prime Minister.

However, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the government, despite making efforts to look into the allegation, could not please everybody.

“Some people will be happy, some people won’t. I can’t guarantee 100% satisfaction of the people involved.

“We will look at the complaints and see if things can be improved,” he told reporters after launching the Rural Development Policy on Thursday (June 27).

The families of Koh amd Amri have questioned the appointments of the task force probing the disappearances of the two men.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, on June 26, named the six-member task force, led by former High Court judge Datuk Abd Rahim Uda.

Others include Royal Malaysian Police’s Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director Datuk Zamri Yahya and former head of Bukit Aman’s legal division Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor.

The others are Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (SIAP) director of operations Datuk Muhammad Bukhari Ab Hamid, legal officer with the Attorney-General’s Chambers Mohd Sophian Zakaria and Police Commission under-secretary Mohd Russaini Idrus.

Muhyiddin gave assurances that the task force would be independent, despite some of the members being former and serving police officers.

In April, Suhakam came to the conclusion that Bukit Aman’s Special Branch was likely behind the disappearances of Koh and Amri.

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