On Feb. 13th, 2017 Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted near his home in Petaling Jaya, West Malaysia.
Investigations by the police on his whereabouts have been frustrating for the family as authorities are more focused on his alleged criminal activities of attempting to convert Muslim teenagers to Christianity in the northern state of Perlis. Malaysian laws prohibit the proselytizing of Muslims.
Significant changes have just taken place in Malaysia, presenting a unique opportunity for immediate advocacy for Pastor Koh as well as Amri Che Mat, and Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Sitepu, all of whom were abducted in Malaysia, disappearing under similar circumstances.
Mahathir Mohamad was just sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister on Thursday, May 9, 2018. It was a stunning election comeback, defeating the coalition that has ruled the nation for six decades since independence from Britain. Initial signs indicate that his government may be more amenable to Christians and work to uproot some of the corruption issues plagued by the previous Prime Minister. This, together with new developments in the case, including a police whistleblower coming forward implicating a branch of the police force in Malaysia in the abductions of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat, opens an opportunity for urgent advocacy.
Please add your name to our letter on behalf of Raymond Koh, Amri Che Mat, and Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Sitepu, all of whom are abductees who need our support and prayer that they can safely return to their families.
You can read the full language of the letter here.