Why so quiet about those mysterious forced disappearances?

Pastor Raymond Koh - Photograph: Raymond Koh's family/BBC

Finding out what happened to those missing Malaysians should be top of the agenda of the new government, writes Wishful Accountant.

I refer to the mysterious abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh and a few others and the ongoing Suhakam inquiry.

It is disappointing that the new Pakatan Harapan governments, including all those new ministers have have not said much about these disappearances. Surely the search for the answer for this is far greater than the missing 1MDB billions.

This should be number one on the agenda of the new government. No Malaysian should disappear without a trace in this modern world. We are not in Chile or Argentina during their dark years or in East Germany under the Stasi.

Many ordinary citizens regardless of race, religion or gender will not wish such disappearances to befall anyone, much less their own family members.

The new Malaysia is supposed to be a fully democratic country, with full law-and-order apparatus.

Many have speculated over the manner and method of these ‘abductions’ giving rise to the theory that this may be the work of state security apparatus. This was mentioned in the Suhakam inquiry but strenuously denied by the Special Branch officer in question.

We hope the full story of what happened will be uncovered soon.

Wishful Accountant, who practises his trade, is a keen customer services and rights champion who spends his own time and resources chasing banks, utility providers, highway concessionaires and local councils on various public interest issues. Occasionally, he feels compelled to comment on political and social issues.

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