Pastor Joshua sought by religious authorities over his beliefs, inquiry hears

Noel Achariam

Suhakam is holding a public inquiry into vanished couple Joshua Hilmy and Ruth Sitepu, both of whom are suspected to be victims of enforced disappearance. – The Malaysian Insight pic, February 18, 2020.

THE first witness in a public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife, Ruth Sitepu, told the hearing today that the pastor was sought by religious authorities before the couple went missing.

Insurance salesman Peter Pormannan told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) panel that Joshua, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity, could have been sought by religious authorities for his religious beliefs.

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