KUALA LUMPUR: Police today denied that their Special Branch unit was involved in the disappearance of Perlis activist Amri Che Mat, despite the conclusion by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) after a year-long inquiry.
Answering reporters today, Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said an officer who had refused to testify at the inquiry was only a contract worker.
The inquiry had heard that a car belonging to a Special Branch officer, Saiful Bahari, was seen near the place where Amri was believed to have been abducted.
Saiful failed to testify at the inquiry, prompting Suhakam to accuse the police of not cooperating.
Fuzi said police had done their own investigations and were now awaiting a response from the deputy public prosecutor.
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