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Monday, 6 March 2017

PROHAM calls on the Police for effective action in finding Pastor Raymond Koh

PROHAM expresses concern over the rise of people’s feeling of insecurity and public safety due to the different crime incidences in the Klang valley.

We are shocked to read in the media of the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh on Feb 13, 2017 and the concerns raised by the family. The video clipping of that alleged abduction widely circulated in the social media has further shocked the general public on how well organised and managed was this abduction.

PROHAM urges the Police to thoroughly investigate this matter and maintain good communication with the family and the general public. Effective Police action and timely clarifications are of utmost importance to dispel any rumours concerning this abduction and the perception of rising crime and violence in Malaysian cities.

PROHAM is absolutely disappointed with the nature of Police action, roadblocks and the large number of Police personal not allowing entrance to anywhere near the Police HQ in Shah Alam. This was a peaceful prayer vigil by concerned citizens along with the family members including the wife of Pastor Raymond Koh. A pray vigil for the abducted Pastor and also for the Police officials who are investigating the incident.

PROHAM is of the opinion that the Police could have used this occasion to extend friendship and support to the family and concerned citizens. This would have been a good gesture in line with community policing rather than the tough Police action taken last night.

Statement issued by Datuk Kuthbul Zaman (Proham Chairman) and Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary General) March 6, 2017


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