Police searching for kidnapped Malaysia pastor consider murder

Sat 04 Mar 2017
By Aaron James

Malaysia police are conducting a potential murder investigation after a pastor was kidnapped last month.

According to The Star Online Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted on February 13th. A petition has since been started urging Malaysian police and politicians to do more to ensure his safety and its reached nearly 5000 signatures.

CCTV from February 13th appears to show seven vehicles boxing in Pastor Koh's car while he was driving in Kelana Jaya before opening the door and taking him.

Footage shows the whole process taking less than a minute to complete, leading some to believe the operation was professionally done.

No one has claimed responsibility for Koh's kidnapping and no ransom has been requested. Koh's family are offering an £18,000 pound reward for his safe return.

The Star Online reports that police are “looking at his personal history and background to see whether he might have received any threat”.

In 2011 Raymond Koh was accused by an Islamic organisation of trying to convert Muslims to Christianity - something which can be illegal in parts of Malaysia.

Police found there was insufficient evidence and dropped the case. Koh received a death threat after the incident.

His wife Susanna Koh told the website: "My children and I are very anxious... But I am very thankful and overwhelmed by the love and generosity of God's people. So many messages of support and encouragement have come in. God is good. He is faithful.

"Please continue to pray for his early release in a safe condition. Pray also pray for my and my children's safety. Let us persevere in prayer for the prayers of the righteous avails much. Let us continue to love God and do good to our neighbours.

"Raymond would be very happy today if he knows not only Malaysia is praying for him but also the whole world."

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