On 13 February, Pastor Raymond Koh King Too (62) was kidnapped in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur by a group of masked men. No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, nor have there been demands made for a ransom.
Owing to the lack of information surrounding the abduction, it is reported that the son of Pastor Koh has now filed a second police complaint stating his suspicion that his father has been murdered by his captors.
Pastor Koh, who has been involved in a community work project that provides help to single mothers, drug addicts, and people living with HIV and AIDS, was wrongfully accused by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department in 2011 for trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. The charges, however, were subsequently dropped due to a lack of evidence.
In addition to Pastor Koh, Pastor Joshua Hilmy, a former Muslim and ethnic Malay, also went missing along with his wife on 30 November 2016. Pastor Hilmy had received threatening phone calls in the lead-up to his disappearance.
Sources: World Evangelical Alliance, VOM Contacts, XYZ