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Fears for safety of abducted pastor; Malaysian Christians call for prayers

South East Asia

Fears for safety of abducted pastor; Malaysian Christians call for prayers

Christians in Malaysia are calling on believers around the world to pray, after a church pastor was kidnapped in broad daylight. Pastor Raymond Koh was taken from his car in a residential area by five masked men on the morning of 13 February, in what appeared to be a carefully planned operation. Pastor Raymond was forced off the road. His car was also taken and has not been discovered.

There has been no ransom demand and no reported progress in the criminal investigation despite CCTV footage of the kidnap being made available to police.

Described as “a compassionate and very bold man of God”, Pastor Raymond works among the marginalised urban poor in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur.