Where is Pastor Raymond Koh

By Tan Mei Kuan

The book titled, “Where is Pastor Raymond Koh” held its Ipoh launch on Saturday, August 3 at YMCA Ipoh in the presence of Perak Legislative Assembly Speaker, Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham as the guest of honour.

Written by Stephen Ng and Lee Hwa Beng, the book is dedicated to Raymond Koh Keng Joo who was abducted on February 13, 2017, in what a public inquiry has found was an “enforced disappearance” by the Special Branch of the Malaysian Police.

Published this year, proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Raymond Koh Book Trust Fund to look after the welfare of his family.

Present was the wife of Pastor Raymond Koh, Susanna Koh, President of YMCA Ipoh, Dato’ Daniel Tay and Pastor Dato’ Dr Daniel Ho.

“I’ve known Pastor Raymond for over 30 years. A wonderful man of God, very selfless, sacrificial and humble. A real servant of God who reaches out to the poor and needy. What an example of a man of faith and love,” Pastor Dato’ Dr Daniel Ho shared.

“I’m really honoured and privileged to come to Ipoh. Thank God for the people standing in solidarity with us in our time of crisis. It has been difficult, like a wild roller coaster ride except it’s not fun,” Susanna Koh stated.

“To me, it’s not just only a record or documented narration, it also talks about Pastor Raymond’s life and what he did to help the poor, marginalised and needy. It’s like a legacy,” she explained to Ipoh Echo about the takeaway from the book.

YMCA Ipoh presented a cheque of RM3500 for the purchase of 100 books. Launched nationwide in July in KL, a total of 10,000 books have been distributed to date.

Priced at RM35, the book is available at all major bookstores (Popular and MPH) and from


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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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