Missing persons victims of ‘enforced disappearances’, group claims

Annabelle Lee

Modified 5 May 2017, 9:46 am

Civil society groups have claimed that the recent abductions of four people were in fact "enforced disappearances", on which they questioned the government’s involvement in the cases and demanded answers from the police.

Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in February while Amri Che Mat, along with Joshua and Ruth Hilmy, disappeared last November.

“From the CCTV footage (of Koh’s abduction) as well as eyewitness accounts (of Amri’s abduction), we believe a professionally-trained group carried out the abductions.

“Is this group sanctioned by the state? Is the state aware of this professional group?

“We assume they were victims of ‘enforced disappearances’, state-sanctioned disappearances,” NGO Engage chairperson Thomas Fann said at a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) today...

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