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SUHAKAMRESUMES INQUIRY ONMISSINGPASTOR KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has resumed its inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, after the inquiry was halted on Jan 16 due to a related court case. Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, who led the inquiry, said the panel found that the subject matter in the court case and in Suhakam’s inquiry were the not the same. As such, the panel will proceed with the inquiry in accordance to Section 12(3) of the Suhakam Act 1999. “The panel has to deal with the subject matter of ‘enforced disappearance’ to ensure Koh and his family members have access to justice,” he said. 1MDBOFFICIALSPUTON IMMIGRATIONBLACKLIST executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy and former 1MDB CEO Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi have reportedly been placed on the Immigration Department’s travel blacklist. A local news report said online checks on the status of the individuals via the Immigration Control Checking System prompted the message: “Sila rujuk ke pejabat Imigresen terdekat” (Please refer to the nearest Immigration office). Attempts to contact Arul and the Immigration Department for comments were unsuccessful. KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief

>Simultaneous operation held at ‘handbag storage’ condounit, no arrestsmade

“When I asked himwhy Amri was taken, he alleged it was because of ‘syiah’ and ‘forex’.” She also said the informer had told her that Koh, missing since Feb 13 last year, had been taken because he “allegedly proselytisedMuslims”. She added that the informant also said a police team in Perlis, headed by an assistant superintendant from the Special Branch, had been conducting surveillance on Amri even before his disappearance. believed to have ordered the probe into 1MDB be expedited. Mahathir had pledged he will ensure those behind 1MDB’s multi-billion ringgit losses in taxpayers money are investigated and brought to book. Police started the probe on 1MDB about a year ago and hadmade several submissions of their findings to the Attorney-General’s Chambers. However, the papers were ordered to be returned to CCID investigators each time by then attorney-general Tan Sri Apandi Ali, who said there was lack of evidence to pursue the case. On Tuesday, Apandi was ordered to go on leave and his duties were taken over by Solicitor-General EngkuNor Faizah Engku Atek.

fromBukit Aman,” she said in a statement. In an immediate response, Bukit Aman corporate communications department head SACDatuk Asmawati Ahmad confirmed a police report had been lodged on Amri’s disappearance. Norhayati said the policeman had named a senior officer from the Bukit Aman Special Branch Social Extremism Division as the officer who headed the operationwhen Amri went missing on Nov 24, 2016. 1Malaysia Development Sdn Bhd (1MDB). It is learnt a simultaneous raidwas conducted at a luxury apartment that was recently discovered to have been used as a storage location for branded handbags and accessories allegedly owned byNajib’s wife, Datin Seri RosmahMansor. No arrests weremade in both raids and it has yet to be revealedwhat items or documents were seized. When contacted, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh confirmed the raid onNajib’s house. On Tuesday, PrimeMinister TunDr MahathirMohamad held ameeting with top police officers, including Inspector- General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun and federal CCIDdirector Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh, during which he is

BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN newsdesk@thesundaily.com

KUALA LUMPUR: A team from the commercial crime investigation department (CCID) raided the residence of former primeminister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak in Jalan Langgak Duta in TamanDuta at about 8.30pmyesterday. Escorted by outriders, the teamarrived in a dozen police and unmarked cars, and a police truck. Sources said the raidwas to gather evidence related to investigations on

Cops tookmy husband, says activist’swife KUALA LUMPUR: Missing activist Amri CheMat and Pastor Raymond Kohwere allegedly abducted by a team fromBukit Aman.

Amri’s wife Norhayati Mohd Ariffin yesterday said a policeman had told her this onMay 12, in the presence of her daughter. “This police officer, who asked not to be named, told us that he knewwho had takenmy husband. He alleged that my husbandwas taken by a teamof policemen

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