Wife of Malaysian Pastor Raymond Koh Vows to Continue Fighting to ‘Find the Truth’ Three Years After His Abduction

Susanna Liew, the wife of missing Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh, poses for a photograph with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and First Lady Melania Trump (L) during the International Women of Courage Award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2020. | State Department

The wife of missing Malaysian Pastor Raymond Koh has vowed to continue fighting to find her husband, saying her faith compels her to believe he might still be found three years after his disappearance. 

On Feb. 13, 2017, Koh was abducted in broad daylight in an organized operation involving 15 masked men. CCTV footage of the kidnapping, which took place as Koh drove through the middle-class neighborhood outside Kuala Lumpur where he lived, shows the entire incident took less than 46 seconds.

Though she and their three children still have no idea if Koh is dead or alive, the pastor’s wife, Susanna Liew, told AFP she is determined to uncover what happened.

“I have this quest to find the truth and to at least have some closure for me and my family,” the 63-year-old said, later adding, “We do not know where he is, what condition he’s in, and whether he is dead or alive. But I have hope, because I have faith.”

Koh, who is ethnically Chinese, founded Hope Community, a nonprofit to serve the poor and underprivileged along with his wife. In 2011, authorities accused Koh of seeking to convert Muslims — an act forbidden by law in Malaysia. Though the allegations against Koh were later dropped, bullets were later sent to his home as a warning.

A task force was formed after Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission found last year that Malaysia’s Special Branch intelligence service was likely behind the disappearances of Koh and Muslim social activist Amri Che.

However, Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs said in January that the task force needed more time to prepare its report.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett