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Family of Pastor Raymond Koh. Wife Susanna Liew (centre). Picture Release International.jpg
Release International
Family of Pastor Raymond Koh. Wife Susanna Liew (centre). Picture Release International.jpg
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Pastor's wife calls for British assistance in bid to find kidnapped husband

by Sophie Drew

There's a renewed call to ensure the freedom of a missing pastor, five years since he was abducted in broad daylight in Malaysia, as part of a military-style operation. 

As an Evangelical Free Church pastor in Malaysia - particularly one who worked with victims of HIV and Aids, as well as the poor - the years leading to Pastor Raymond Koh's kidnap had been plagued with mysterious warnings. 

CCTV footage shows black SUVs surrounding his car, forcing him to stop. 

Hooded men ran towards the car, shattering the windscreen.

From there, the entire convoy drove off. 

It took the perpetrators just 40 seconds to carry out their mission. 

An official report into the abduction remains a closely-guarded secret. 

It’s believed the Malaysian Special Branch is to blame for the kidnapping of the Evengelical Free Church pastor, but that cannot be confirmed.

In the years leading up to his kidnap, authorities suspected his om attempting to convery ethnic Malays to Christianity. 

He was sent two bullets, as well as death threats. His wife, Susanna, received anthrax. 

Pastor Koh’s wife, Susanna Liew, is calling for international efforts to be ramped up, in the hope of finding her husband alive. 

Malaysian Christians gathered to pray for his release in a candlelit vigil on February 13, the anniversary of his abduction. 

Release International has launched a petition calling on the British Government to intervene in the matter.

The petition says: "One of your country’s loyal citizens… Pastor Raymond Koh was kidnapped off the streets on February 13, 2017, and has not been seen since. His wife and children have been left to wonder what happened to him and whether he is still alive.

"We, Pastor Raymond’s fellow Christians from around the world, call on your government to release any and all information related to the forced disappearance… including any involvement of Special Branch."

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