Dr M: I will look into complaints on the task force

Dr M: I will look into complaints on the task force

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that he would look into complaints made against the task force set up to investigate the enforced disappearance of pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat.

Mahathir said he understands the families’ unhappiness on the matter but said that it was not possible to please all parties on any decisions made.

“Let me look into any complaints and improve,’’ he told the press today.

Yesterday, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the formation of the task force, with former High Court judge Datuk Abd Rahim Uda leading the team of six members to investigate the enforced disappearance.

Other members of the task force are former Royal Malaysian Police legal unit chief Mokhtar Mohd Noor, Police Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director Zamri Yahya, EAIC director of operations Muhammad Bukhari Abdul Hamid and Mohd Sophian Zakaria who is a legal officer from Prosecution Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

Mohd Russaini Idrusm, who is secretary of the Police Force Commission, was appointed as the task force’s secretary.

The families of both men raised concern about the members of the task force as most of them are either retired or serving police officers, casting doubt on the impartiality of the probe.

On April 3, Suhakam revealed the findings of its inquiry, concluding that the police’s Special Branch was involved in Koh and Amri’s abduction.

Amri disappeared in late 2016 while Koh was taken in broad daylight early in 2017 by a team of abductors in several vehicles; the incident was captured by a nearby surveillance camera.