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Questions raised about disappearance of activists

Stephen Ng  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | Don’t ever underestimate the small attendance at Suaram’s recent candlelight vigil at Dataran Merdeka expressing concerns over the disappearance of four religious and political activists.

Most of us have already attended at least one gathering to show our solidarity to the family members of Pastor Raymond Koh, Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth and Perlis political activist, Amri Che Mat.

Before the dust settled, a former aide of Subang MP R Sivarasa, Peter Chong, has also gone missing. Chong had stopped working with Sivarasa a year ago.

Although the motive behind his disappearance has not been established, people are likely to link Chong’s disappearance to that of the others, especially Koh, who was captured in broad daylight by a team of 15 professionally-trained abductors in a convoy of three SUVs, two Proton sedan vehicles and two motorcycles.

There is so much mystery in the recent cases that raise concerns, especially since the police have no lead whatsoever, despite the benefit of having closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage provided by a house owner within a hundred metres from the spot where Koh was abducted.

It has come to our understanding that photofits of at least one of the abductors have been made based on eyewitnesses’ accounts, but the police have yet to release the photofits...

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