KUALA LUMPUR: Police have urged people not to speculate about the 2016 disappearance of social activist Amri Che Mat.
In confirming that a police report had been lodged regarding allegations of the disappearance of the co-founder of non-governmental organisation Perlis Hope, federal police corporate communications chief Datuk Asmawati Ahmad said such speculation could jeopardise investigations.
“Investigations are ongoing. We would like to ask all quarters to refrain from speculating on the case as this could jeopardise our investigations,” she said in a statement.
Amri’s wife Norhayati Mohd Ariffin had recently claimed she had been told by a sympathetic policeman that her husband had been taken by a team of Special Branch police from federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman.
She had also claimed that the policeman had said the same team was behind the abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh in Selangor, on Feb 13 last year.
Following this, Norhayati lodged a report urging police to look into the claims.
Amri was reported to have gone out from his home in Kangar about 11.30pm in his sports utility vehicle on Nov 24, 2016.
He was reported to have been abducted just 550m from his home. His vehicle was later found at the construction site of the Bukit Cabang Sports School.