Ex-IGP Khalid suggests pastor’s captors learnt from ‘movies’
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The well-executed abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh may have been inspired by “movies”, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today.
Testifying before the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) about Koh and other missing activists, the former inspector-general of police was asked about the video of the incident.
“Can see in the movies every day. Can learn from the movies,” he was quoted as saying by The Star Online.
When asked if the incident appeared to be a professional operation, Khalid said it was possible.
Koh was abducted in broad daylight on a public road in Petaling Jaya on February 13 by a group of masked people, with his kidnapping captured by surveillance cameras.
Suhakam is conducting a public inquiry on the disappearances of Koh, social activist Amri Che Mat, Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Hilmy.
The inquiry seeks to determine whether the missing people are victims of “enforced disappearances” or “involuntary disappearances in breach or breaches of the criminal and/or civil law and/or applicable human rights laws”.
It will also evaluate whether the Royal Malaysia Police took adequate steps to investigate the alleged breaches, and recommend measures or guidelines to ensure it will not happen again.