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CCTV shows pastor's abduction happened in seconds

Alyaa Azhar  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Leaked CCTV footage showed Pastor Raymond Koh's abduction happened within seconds.

His son Jonathan Koh confirmed the video now circulating online is authentic.

"We don't know how it was leaked but I can confirm that it's real.

"It is not doctored, but was edited. The owner didn't give permission for it to be spread on social media, so I'm clueless how it was leaked," he told Malaysiakini.

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the video depicted the Feb 13 abduction in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Police have obtained some information and are working on possible suspects, he told Malaysiakini.

He also urged those with information and witnesses of the incident to come forward.

The two minute 52 second video, believed to be from a home surveillance camera recording, shows a white or silver vehicle being blocked by three black SUVs.

According to his family, the pastor was driving a silver-coloured 1990 model Honda Accord along Jalan SS4B/10 when he was abducted.

A man is seen exiting a white car behind one of the SUVs and walking towards the vehicle believed to be Raymond's.

The CCTV footage showed how the SUVs were trailed by two cars and two motorcyclists.

Another car is stopped just as about to pass the scene of the incident and a masked man could be seen making aggressive gestures towards the driver.

The car rapidly reversed out of frame, as a motorcyclist rides towards it.

According to subtitles in the video, the entire abduction took 40 seconds.

"Seven vehicles and at least 15 men were involved in what appears to be a well-planned and professionally-executed operation," it states.

The video has no audio but the subtitles stated that "a struggle ensued, the victim's car jerks forward and a loud crash was heard".

"Broken class and the victim's car number plate are later found on scene," the subtitles read.

The video ends with a call for viewers to pray and petition for Raymon's safe return and to post the video on social media.

Three candlelight vigils are planned tonight over the matter, in Georgetown, Shah Alam and Johor Baru.

 

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