Govt to open investigation on Suhakam’s social activists disappearance findings

05 Apr 2019 / 19:01 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The government will open a new investigation following the conclusion of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam)’s report on the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat in 2016 and 2017, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

But to do that, he said, the government would wait until the appointment of the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP), since accusations were directed towards the current IGP Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

“We will wait until we will have a change in IGP and will set up a group to study whether there is substance in the hearsay evidence used by Suhakam,” he said when asked on Suhakam findings in a press conference, here today.

Suhakam on April 3 released its report after an 18-month inquiry into a series of missing person cases. The report made the damning conclusion that the police’s Special Branch was involved in the “enforced disappearances” of Koh and Amri.

The inquiry proceedings were chaired by Suhakam commissioner Mah Weng Kwai (pix), a former Court of Appeal judge.

Mohamad Fuzi, who is due to retire as the IGP next month, was the Special Branch chief at that time. — Bernama

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