KUALA LUMPUR: A royal commission of inquiry (RCI) could be set up to delve into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat.
However, that would be dependent on the Attorney-General Chambers’s decision to reopen the cases, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
He was replying to the media’s question on the possibility of setting up an RCI, following Human Rights Commission of Malaysia’s (Suhakam) claims that the police were behind the disappearance ofKoh and Amri two years ago.
“Firstly, we hope that Suhakam will table an official report before us which usually, will reach (forwarded to) the prime minister.
“So we need to wait, scrutinise (the case) and if there is a necessity, because of a particular report, then we can reopen the cases if allowed by the prosecution. Only then we will look into it (possibility on setting up RCI).
“That will be dependent on the prosecution’s agreement (to reopen the case). As of now we have yet to receive an official report,” Muhyiddin said when met at the parliament lobby today.
Suhakam yesterday announced their final findings of the public inquiry into Koh and Amri’s disappearance today, concluded that both were the victims of enforced disappearance.
Its panel chairman Datuk Mah Weng Kwai had alleged that the Special Branch from Bukit Aman were involved in the abductions.
In August last year, Suhakam conducted a public inquiry into the disappearance of the missing persons.
On April 21, 2017, the commission’s chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail had called on the authorities to use all means at their disposal to discover the fate of these missing persons, take all necessary steps to alleviate concerns and unease among the public, and to bring to justice those responsible.
Until today, the cases have remained unsolved.