As the first anniversary of the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh approaches on Feb 13, the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) has called upon churches and Christian followers to pray for closure in the search for Koh and three other activists who have mysteriously disappeared since 2016.
In a statement yesterday, CFM chairman Roman Catholic Archbishop Julian Leow called for prayers for Koh to be found and reunited with his family.
He also called on the authorities to urgently and diligently complete their investigations into finding Koh, Amri Che Mat, Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Sitepu.
Leow said hopes that investigations by the authorities could be assisted by facts established by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) upon the conclusion of their inquiry into the abduction of Koh were dashed when the inquiry into his disappearance was brought to an abrupt halt when Suhakam was informed that a person had been charged with the kidnapping and abduction of the pastor.
“Without any information as to the whereabouts of Pastor Raymond Koh, the arrest, therefore, did not alleviate the anxieties of many with regard to his well-being.
“We remain nonetheless hopeful that as it continues to probe the disappearances of Amri Che Mat, Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth, Suhakam will be able to elicit facts to assuage the fears and concerns of many Malaysians struggling to understand how and why fellow Malaysians can suddenly disappear and not be found for such extended periods of time,” Leow said.