Missing pastor’s wife wants closure

Recognition of courage: Liew holding her award with US First Lady Melania Trump (left) and Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, DC. — AFP

PETALING JAYA: The wife of pastor Raymond Koh is urging Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to find and prosecute those responsible for his enforced disappearance.

Susanna Liew said as the Prime Minister, Muhyiddin had the power to ensure justice.

“We hope the Prime Minister will use all his powers to see to it that justice is meted out, which means bringing to trial and prosecuting those involved in his abduction, ” Liew told The Star yesterday.

Koh was allegedly abducted by a group of more than 10 men in Petaling Jaya on Feb 13,2017.

The controversial daylight abduction triggered a year-long public inquiry by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, which concluded last April that Koh was a victim of forced disappearance carried out by the police’s Special Branch.

A task force to probe Koh’s disappearance and that of activist Amri Che Mat was set up by the Cabinet last June, though Liew said she had not received any updates from the task force.

“I appeal to the new Prime Minister to do what is right – to bring closure to this dark chapter in our country’s history, ” she added.

Liew is among 12 winners of the International Woman of the Year in 2020 by the Annual International Women of Courage Awards.

The awards, hosted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, honours extraordinary women in the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage of leadership in advocating peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment at great personal risk and sacrifice.

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