Of­fi­cer: I know the SB of­fi­cer men­tioned

Cop tells in­quiry he is the superior of­fi­cer of po­lice­man in charge of Amri’s case

The Star Malaysia - - Nation - By ASHLEY TANG news­desk@thes­tar.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR: One of the Spe­cial Branch of­fi­cers named in a po­lice re­port made by the wife of ab­ducted Perlis ac­tivist Amri Che Mat was known to the superior of the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer of the case, a pub­lic in­quiry heard.

Asst Supt Roslan Remeli of the Perlis Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment D9 unit said he and Perlis Spe­cial Branch of­fi­cer Asst Supt Raz­man Ramli were once in a po­lice squad to­gether.

“I knew him when I first en­tered the po­lice force,” he told a hear­ing of the Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion of Malaysia on the dis­ap­pear­ance of Pas­tor Ray­mond Koh, Amri, and Pas­tor Joshua Hilmi and his wife Ruth Sitepu.

ASP Roslan claimed there was no dis­cus­sion be­tween ASP Raz­man and him on the case in­volv­ing Amri.

“He never talked to me about this case nor did we have any dis­cus­sion about it,” he said.

Amri’s wife, Norhay­ati Mohd Ariffin, had al­leged that ASP Raz­man was among the Spe­cial Branch of­fi­cers who mon­i­tored Amri be­fore his ab­duc­tion in Kangar on Nov 24, 2016.

ASP Roslan is the superior of Kangar po­lice head­quar­ters in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer Khor Yi Shuen, who is in charge of Amri’s case.

Asked who su­per­vised ASP Raz­man’s work, ASP Roslan said he did not know as this con­cerned an­other division.

ASP Roslan also said he did not know any of the other Spe­cial Branch men men­tioned in the po­lice re­port, nor the whistle­blower who pur­port­edly claimed that the Spe­cial Branch was in­volved in the ab­duc­tion of Amri.

On Wed­nes­day, Norhay­ati claimed that the same Bukit Aman Spe­cial Branch team which pur­port­edly ab­ducted her hus­band was the one which also ab­ducted Koh for sup­pos­edly hav­ing pros­e­ly­tised peo­ple.

She said she was in­formed about the in­volve­ment of Spe­cial Branch per­son­nel from a whistle­blower in the Spe­cial Branch.

Koh was grabbed from his car by a group of masked men along Jalan SS4B/10 in Petal­ing Jaya while on his way to a friend’s house on Feb 13, 2017.

Amri left his home in Kangar in his SUV but never re­turned that night on Nov 24, 2016. His ve­hi­cle was later found with the wind­screen smashed.

Hilmy and Ruth were re­ported miss­ing in March 2017 although the mo­tive be­hind their ab­duc­tion is not known.

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