PROHAM is concerned and shocked with regards to the sudden disappearance of the five activists since 5th November 2016; namely Amri Che Mat, Pastor Raymond Koh, Pastor Joshua Hilmi, his wife, Ruth, and most recently Peter Chong. Peter Chong, in a recent public post on Facebook before his disappearance, disclosed an incident where a motorcyclist warned him to be on the alert due to the recent incidents of disappearances.
The ‘Di Mana Mereka?’ Gathering and Candle-Light Vigil held at Dataran Merdeka attended by hundreds of Malaysians last Saturday is testament to the worries and concerns of the Malaysian people by this unnerving development. People are living in a climate of fear; uncertain as to their own safety and that of their family members.
PROHAM urges the Police to put a stop to this dangerous trend. The Police needs to address the decline in public confidence and to ensure public order is maintained. PROHAM therefore urges the police to expedite their investigation, to bring those responsible for these criminal acts to justice. PROHAM urges the Police to uphold their duties to protect the freedom and the liberties of all Malaysians.
Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari
PROHAM ( Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia)
April 11, 2017