SUSPICIOUS SILENCE: FINALLY, IGP AGREES TO ORDER INVESTIGATING OFFICER TO UPDATE KIDNAPPED PASTOR’S FAMILY

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar will instruct those tasked with probing the disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh to update his family on the latest developments.

“I will tell Selangor police to update them,” he told Malaysiakini.

On the same note, Khalid said the police must be cautious with regard to the information provided to the public as the whereabouts of the victim is still unknown.

“In cases like this, we have to tread carefully because we do not want to put the victim in harm’s way. This is standard operating procedure for such matters,” he explained.

Khalid was responding to a note from the family’s lawyer Phillip Koh.

Koh said on Feb 28, the family through their lawyers had written to the officer heading the task force set up to probe the case requesting for a meeting.

The family had stated that despite two police reports having been lodged, there has been no update or information from the police.

“The police have yet to respond to the request as to status of the case and to expediting the investigation of the case,” said the lawyer.

The pastor, who was on his way to meet a friend, was abducted on the morning of Feb 13 in Petaling Jaya.

Based on CCTV recordings, it was reported that Raymond’s Honda Accord was surrounded by several black SUVs ferrying masked men.

Previously, Khalid had cautioned all quarters against speculating on the case, especially linking it to religion.

– M’kini

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