Disappointed, IGP confirmed PDRM cooperation into Suhakam inquiry

Disappointed, IGP confirmed PDRM cooperation into Suhakam inquiry

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Fuzi Harun was clearly disappointed with the National Human Rights Commission’s assertion that the men in blue were not cooperative in the inquiry on the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat.

“It is not true when Suhakam said police did not cooperate with them, the fact is we have always assisted in the inquiry,” he told reporters after launching of the APAC Policetech Conference and Exhibition in Putrajaya earlier today.

Asked how the case ended up being classified from “missing persons” to “enforced missing persons”, he said: “Police don’t have the power to change the status of the case. At the moment, the duo’s disappearance is still classified as ‘missing persons’.”

Last week, Suhakam in its inquiry findings concluded the abductions of Koh and Amri to be enforced disappearance with the likely involvement of state agents such as the police’s Special Branch.

“There was no evidence he (Amri) was arrested or detained, but he was taken away and disappeared,” Mah had said.

Fuzi was Bukit Aman’s Special Branch chief in 2017 before getting appointed to the current top post. He is set to retire in May this year.

Amri was abducted in late 2016 while Koh was taken in early 2017, prior to Mohamad Fuzi’s promotion.

Koh was abducted by a group of men along Jalan SS4B/10 in Petaling Jaya on Feb 13, 2017 while on his way to a friend’s house.

His silver-coloured car bearing the number plate ST 5515D has still not been found.