‘Abducted’ pastor’s family pleads for his return

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My name is Susanna Liew Sow Yoke. I am 61 years old and a housewife.

On Monday, Feb 13, 2017, my husband, Pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo, 62, was allegedly abducted in Jalan SS4b/10, Petaling Jaya, less than 100 metres from the Kompleks Perumahan Polis.

This was confirmed on Feb 14, 2017 by Selangor CID chief senior assistant commissioner Fadzil Ahmat.

On the morning of Feb 13, 2017, my husband left our Prima Sixteen Chapter Two home in Jalan 16/18, Section 16, Petaling at around 10am to go to the Puncak Damansara Condominium in Kampung Sg Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya.

According to the police report filed by my son Jonathan Koh Szu Hao, 32, my husband left home at approximately 10am.

He then drove to Puncak Damansara where I last saw him just after 10am. He was on his way to a mutual friend’s house in Kelana Jaya to deliver some ‘belacan’. My husband never arrived at his destination.

He was ‘abducted’ in Jalan SS4b/10, Kelana Jaya, by at least five masked men while en route to our friend’s home. The abduction took place between 10.31:42 and 10.32:39am according to CCTV footage, currently with the police.

My children and I are shocked, saddened and traumatised by the events of the past week. Today, it is almost a week since Raymond was abducted and we have heard nothing.

I believe that the people who took my husband from me are no ordinary abductors because of the following reasons:

  • They were masked;
     
  • The abduction was professionally and deftly executed, taking less than 60 seconds;
     
  • The abductors had money, or were backed by money, or by an organisation with money as the cars they used were expensive SUVs, at least one of which was a black Toyota Alphard;
     
  • The abduction was planned, timed and executed at an opportune moment, which suggests that they were waiting for my husband who drives an old Silver Honda Accord bearing number plate ST 5515 D.

Someone in the group calmly filmed the entire abduction while other masked members of the group re-directed the traffic.

According to witnesses, at least five masked men were involved.

According to CCTV footage, at least three black SUVs stopped in the middle of the road.

I did not learn about my husband’s abduction until about 8pm when a mutual friend called to ask why my husband had not appeared for a 4pm meeting. I suspected something was wrongwhen he did not return home for dinner.

The fact that after almost a week there is only silence suggests that the abductors’ motive is not monetary gain.

Since the abduction occurred in a residential area and in broad daylight, my family and I are prepared to offer a reward to anyone who can help shed light on this distressing incident.

My husband has been involved in Harapan Komuniti, a community work project which he set up more than 10 years ago and which involves giving free tuition classes to children and English lessons to adults.

I would like to appeal to those who have taken my husband to return him safe and unharmed to me and my children.

I would also like to appeal to any eyewitnesses to come forward.

I would also like offer a reward amounting to a maximum of RM10,000 for information leading to the rescue of my dear husband. Please WhatsApp Jonathan at 01139732670.

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