DPP KEVIN MORAIS.
The man who was murdered for NOT taking bribes…
Kevin Morais, attached with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, was reported missing on Friday after he left his Menara Duta residence for work. He had left home in a government-issued vehicle, a grey Proton Perdana, WA6264Q at about 9am. Subsequently, he was found. Murdered.
He was previously seconded to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) but had returned to the AGC after completing his tour of duty with the MACC, having served as a key prosecuting officer with the MACC.
7 April 2016
Murder accused in Kevin Morais trial requests to make report on ‘death threat’ in court
Kevin Morais murder trial to commence tomorrow, prosecution will call 60 witnesses http://bit.ly/1SMVM9A
On Jan 27, seven men including a military doctor pleaded not guilty at the High Court to the charges of murder and abetting to murder Kevin whose body was found in a drum filled with concrete at Persiaran Subang Mewah, Subang Jaya, near here on Sept 16, 2015.
The seven men were G Gunasekaran, 47; R Dinishwaran, 23; Thinesh Kumar; M Vishwanath, 25; Nimalan; S Ravichandaran, 44; and Pathologist Colonel Dr K Kunaseegaran, 52.
Two plead not guilty to alternative charges over Kevin Morais murder
Two accused in the murder case of deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais pleaded not guilty at the High Court today on alternative charges of helping to hide the body and causing the death of Kevin.
Both accused, S Nimalan, 22, and A Thinesh Kumar, 22, made the plea after the alternative charges were read out separately before judge Azman Abdullah.
Both of them were initially charged with the murder of Kevin under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
When met by the media outside the court, deputy public prosecutor Abdul Razak Musa said the alternative charges were offered after studying the facts of the case and the roles of the two in the case.
Nimalan, a college student, was charged with helping to hide the body and destroying a vehicle with registration number WA6264Q with the intention of preventing six others from facing legal action.
He was alleged to have committed the offence from Jalan Dutamas 1 in Kuala Lumpur to an oil palm plantation in Kampong Sungai Samak, Hutan Melintang in Hilir Perak, between 7am on Sept 4, 2015 to 2am the following day.
The charge under Section 201 of the Penal Code provides a maximum jail term of seven years and fine if convicted.
Meanwhile, Thinesh, an unemployed, was charged with the six other individuals for causing the death of Kevin from Jalan Dutamas 1 to No 20, Desa Mentari, Petaling Jaya between 7am to 11.30am on Sept 4, 2015.
Thinesh who was charged with committing homicide not amounting to murder, could be sentenced under Section 304(a) of the Penal Code which carries a maximum imprisonment of 30 years and fine upon conviction.
Earlier, Abdul Razak announced that all documents relating to the case had been submitted to the defence. The court also maintained the trial date on April 6.
27 January 2016
7 lelaki, doktor mengaku tidak bersalah bunuh Kevin Morais http://bit.ly/1PDMGhj
At the Kuala Lumpur High Court
Seven men plead not guilty to murdering Kevin Morais
Six men – G Gunasekaran, 43; R Dinishwaran, 23; A Thinesh Kumar, 22; M Vishwanath, 25; S Nimalan, 22; and S Ravichandaran, 34 – pleaded not guilty to murdering Kevin, 55, between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015 while Kevin was on his way from Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul to No 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.
Pathologist Col Dr R Kunaseegaran, 52, pleaded not guilty to abetting with the six men in the murder of Kevin at the same place, date and time.
28 September 2015
Army doctor among 7 charged over DPP Morais murder http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/army-doctor-among-7-charged-over-dpp-morais-murder …
Mechanic charged with abetting in DPP Morais’ kidnap-cum-murder http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/mechanic-charged-over-dpp-morais%E2%80%99-murder …
Kevin Morais: Six charged with murder, two with abetment
PETALING JAYA: Eight men were charged in two separate courts today with the murder of deputy public prosecutor, Anthony Kevin Morais, whose body was found in a cement-filled barrel in Subang Jaya earlier this month.
Six men were charged with murder while another, a military doctor, was charged with abetment at the Jalan Duta magistrate’s court.
Dr Kunasegaran Ragavanaidu, 52, who is believed to be the main suspect, was charged with abetment under Section 109 and 302 of the Penal Code.
Gunasekaran Govindan, 47, Dinishwaran Raman, 23, Thinesh Kumar Ashok Kumar, 22, Vishwanath Sasikaran, 22, and Ravi Chandran Subramaniam, 44, were accused of murdering Kevin Morais on September 4, 2015 between 7am and 8pm.
They were charged under Section 302 and Section 34 of the Penal Code.
No plea was recorded when they were charged before Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin.
25 September 2015
A patriot felled. Memorial details for Kevin Morais.
Leaders from both sides of political divide attended the wake of the late deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais.
Kevin Morais might be alive today if not for public apathy, say crime experts http://bit.ly/1gSVQWW
We should be angrier about the fact that Kevin Morais was killed for not taking bribes. We should ask more questions.
21 September 2015
Police looking for two to assist in Kevin Morais case
#nst170 http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/police-looking-two-assist-kevin-morais-case …
City criminal investigation chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the two men Dinishwaran a/l Raman, 23, and Vishwanath a/l Murugaya, 25, are needed to assist police in the investigations.
Live: StarTV is reporting live at Kevin Morais memorial service in Ipoh http://bit.ly/1Qm239M
StarTV reporter Desiree Gasper and videographer Juliana Fauzi are reporting live at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ipoh for the memorial service of former Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais.
19 September 2015
AG’s Chambers renames Moot Court in Morais’ memory
Attorney-General’s Chambers Appellate and Trial Division deputy head, Anthony Kevin Morais, who was found murdered on Wednesday, will be immortalised at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy’s Moot Court.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said the academy would be named the Kevin Morais Moot Court, following a decision by the MACC top management.
In a statement today, he said a special ceremony to remember Morais’ contributions would be held on Oct 1, in conjunction with MACC’s 48th anniversary.
“The entire MACC work force respects the high dedication shown by Morais throughout his service with MACC,” he said.
Mohd Shukri said the Moot Court was administered by the academy’s school of law and prosecution, which provided legal training programmes for MACC officers undergoing basic training in law and investigation.
Saturday, 19 September 2015 08:36
HORRIFIC MURDER: Kevin Morais ‘bludgeoned’ to death in USJ1 coffee shop kitchen before being covered with cement
PETALING JAYA – Police believe a coffee shop kitchen in USJ 1, Subang Jaya, was where deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais was held captive, bludgeoned and then entombed in a cement-filled oil drum.
They were led by one of the seven suspects detained so far to the place about 500m from where Morais’s body was found in a storm drain.
They seized several items from the premises adjoining a car paint shop on Jalan USJ 1/6C.
As they combed the place for further clues to the gruesome killing of the respected legal figure, their counterparts were scouring the Sungai Kuala Selangor, 70km to the north, for weapons that may have been used in the brutal killing.
Mechanic Tan Ban Heng, 53, who has been running a garage nearby for 11 years, said he saw policemen being led by someone in orange lock-up uniform to the site.
“The person who was handcuffed seemed to be showing the police a specific location as they escorted him around the premises,” he said.
“This area is quiet and deserted at night, which means not many people would be around to witness anything unusual,” he added.
City police chief Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said police were investigating the connection between the suspects and the coffeeshop.
Malay Mail visited the alleged scene of the crime which appeared to have been unused with chairs and tables utside still in plastic wrapping.
The surrounding area held car workshops and small industries with the odd eatery and corporate office.
17 September 2015
Police release CCTV of Morais abduction
[VIDEO] Kevin Morais murder: Witnesses in white Toyota Estima sought http://bit.ly/1Qkfl6T
Thursday September 17, 2015 MYT 7:24:48 PM
Another suspect linked to Kevin Morais murder arrested
PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the murder of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the unemployed man was picked up at Kulim in Kedah at about 5pm on Wednesday.
SAC Zainuddin said that the man has been remanded for seven days.
He added that police also urged anyone with information on an accident at Jalan Duta Mas near here on Sept 4 at about 7.51am that was believed to have connection to the abduction of Morais to come forward.
“Anyone with information especially the driver or passengers in the white Toyota Estima that stopped and saw the incident as seen in the CCTV footage should come forward,” said SAC Zainuddin.
He added that the public could call any police station or the KL police hotline at 03-2115999.
Military doctor among suspects in Kevin Morais’ case
SUBANG JAYA, Sept. 16, 2015:
A military medical corps doctor facing corruption charges prosecuted by Kevin Morais was among seven people arrested in connection with the DPP’s recent abduction-cum-murder.
This morning, police, assisted by firemen and divers, brought out a cement- filled drum which they believe contained the 55-year-old’s body.
The drum was dumped into a pond behind the Chee Wen Chinese school in Taman Subang Mewah.
“One of the suspects nabbed yesterday led police to the spot where the drum had been dumped,” Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh told the media at the scene.
Besides the doctor, six others, including a mother and her child, were arrested in simultaneous raids in the Klang Valley and Penang.
“From our investigations, Morais’ abduction was related to his prosecution of a corruption case.
“We will wait for a forensic examination to ascertain the cause of death and confirm his identity,” the federal CID chief said.
16th September 2015
Wednesday September 16, 2015 MYT 4:33:34 PM
Body is that of Kevin Morais, confirm police
SUBANG JAYA: The body of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais (pic) has been found.
Following the arrest of seven suspects, one of them led police to a swamp along Jalan Subang 3 here where they are alleged to have dumped an oil drum containing his body filled with cement.
Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said they were led to the scene at around 6am on Wednesday.
“The oil drum was found in the swamp after divers went in to confirm it.
Brother of missing DPP Kevin Morais collapses in grief after body believed to be his brother’s arrived at HKL
Body of missing Malaysian deputy public prosecutor found in concrete-filled oil drum near Kuala Lumpur http://bbc.in/1OdWT2a
Members of the public with information about the missing deputy public prosecutor can make contact with Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 September 2015
BODY FOUND IN BARREL!
Mayat Anthony Kevin Morais ditemui terikat di dlm guni & disimen di USJ pagi tadi http://hmtro.com/1iNIHQl Pix Khairull
#PembunuhanMorais: Tong dram yang dipercayai mengandungi mayat Kevin Morais dipecahkan di Subang Jaya, hari ini.
Human remains found inside barrel recovered at USJ 1 by special task force probing abduction of DPP Kevin Morais
Mayat Kevin Morais ditemui dalam tong konkrit pagi ini – polis Selanjutnya di http://www.bharian.com.my/node/82252
Mayat Kevin Morais Ditemui Dalam Tong Konkrit http://dlvr.it/C9Hp8c
Mayat Kevin Morais ditemui dalam tong konkrit pagi ini – polis: SUBANG JAYA: Polis menemui mayat Timbalan Ketu… http://bit.ly/1OWqMRI
Subang Jaya : Mayat yang belum dikenal pasti identiti dijumpai dalam keadaan disimen dalam tong dram di Persiaran Subang Mewah, dipercayai ada kaitan dengan kes culik Timbalan Ketua Bahagian Bicara dan Rayuan di Jabatan Peguam Negara, Anthony Kevin Morais.
Video: Mayat belum dikenal pasti dijumpai di USJ1, disyaki berkaitan kes Anthony Kevin Morais http://hmtro.com/1KevWoU
Dark-coloured barrel recovered by special task force probing abduction of DPP Morais from an area in USJ 1 at 8am
Free Malaysia Today
Brother offers RM100k reward for info on Morais
Charles Morais says he is appalled at the slow pace of police investigations and will use all resources to track down his brother’s abductors.
PETALING JAYA: The brother of Anthony Kevin Morais, who has been missing for over a week now, is so frustrated at the slow pace of police investigations thus far that he is offering a RM100,000 reward to anyone with information about his brother’s abductors.
In a report in The Star Online, Charles Morais said he was willing to give the reward to anyone with “credible and verifiable” information and was mulling over the idea of hiring a US-based private investigation firm to help find his brother.
“I am appalled as to why it took the police four days to even check the CCTV footage to see how my brother disappeared.
“They also said they would take a week to determine if the burnt car was Kevin’s but there is still no answer,” he was reported by the news portal as saying.
“I couldn’t care less what the police think. I want to find my brother and I will use all resources available to find him and track down his abductors,” Charles said.
He said he was also considering hiring an attorney to “hold watch” over police investigations into his brother’s disappearance since all attempts to contact the police himself had proven futile.
14 September 2015
Morais abducted from Bangsar, CCTV footage shows
Morais abducted from Bangsar, CCTV footage shows https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/312269
Closed circuit television recording shows deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais intercepted and abducted in the plush suburb of Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, police say.
Inspector general of police Khalid Abu Bakar said he believed to have been taken by several individuals at Jalan Telawi, Berita Harian reported.
The CCTV recording showed that Morais’ car was blocked by another car, before the prominent DPP was pulled out and abducted, Bernama reported Khalid as saying.
There has been no demands for ransom, he said.
Police have yet to ascertain if the burnt car found in a palm oil plantation in Kampung Sungai Samak in Hilir Perak belonged to Morais.
11 September 2015
Friday September 11, 2015 MYT 7:15:34 AM
Brother: Someone took the trouble to make sure Kevin would not be found
PETALING JAYA: The brother of missing deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais believes someone went through a lot of trouble to make sure he would not be found.
Datuk Richard Morais said it was perplexing why anyone would go to the trouble of burning a car found in Hutan Melintang and scraping off the engine number, if indeed the car was Kevin’s.
He was referring to the burnt car found in Hutan Melintang which was confirmed to be a Proton Perdana. The vehicle has not been confirmed as Kevin’s.
“There are shooting cases and all are reported in the news but the disappearance of my brother seems very strange.
“Why would anyone go to so much trouble to file off the chassis and engine numbers?” he asked yesterday.
Richard said he was leaving it to the police to find his brother.
“I am confident they will find my brother,” said Richard, urging anyone with information on his brother’s whereabouts to contact the police immediately.
He added that he had not heard anything yet from the police.
Pray for Kevin Morais who has been missing 4Sept due to Malaysia’s recent political issues
10 September 2015
Wednesday September 9, 2015 MYT 6:45:56 PM
Police: CCTV footage indicate missing DPP was indeed abducted
PETALING JAYA: Police now believe that missing Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais was kidnapped, but his whereabouts remain unknown.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said CCTV footage of major roads from the city to Hutan Melintang showed that Morais was believed to have been kidnapped.
“That is the latest lead that we got. We will give more details once new leads emerge,” he said when contacted on Wednesday.
9 September 2015
Police reclassify missing AG officer’s case as abduction
Police reclassify missing AG officer Kevin Morais case as abduction https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/311700
Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said police have reclassified the disappearance of a top officer from the Attorney-General’s Chambers as abduction.
“Based on the information we have, we believe he has been abducted.
“We are reclassifying the case under Section 365 under Penal Code for abduction. We are looking into some leads now,” he told reporters in Penang.
The police had formed a special task force to locate Kevin Morais, who has been missing since last Friday.
Police deny report Morais’ body found in Klang
Police deny report Morais’ body found in Klang https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/311668
Police today denied reports that the body of Attorney-General’s Chambers’ Appellate and Trial Division deputy chief Anthony Kevin Morais has been found in Klang.
The denial was made by Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief Zainuddin Ahmad.
Speaking to Bernama in a telephone interview today, he said the reports were untrue.
Zainuddin however declined to comment further on the matter.
News of the recovery of a body believed to be that of Morais was reported on Facebook and became viral on the social media.
8 September 2015
‘Morais not kidnapped’
Bernama adds police have ruled out the possibility that Morais, reported missing since Friday, was kidnapped.
Deputy inspector-general of police, Noor Rashid Ibrahim, said today this was because his family and closest friends had not received any demand for ransom from any party.
Pascal: Probe if missing DPP case linked to dad’s shooting
Pascal: Probe if missing DPP case linked to dad’s shooting https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/311574
Slain AmBank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi’s son Pascal is concerned that deputy public prosecutor Kevin Anthony Morais’ disappearance is linked to the assassination of his father.
“We are concerned there might be a link and we demand this gets not only reported in the media to alert the general public but to also call on the attorney-general and IGP to start investigating any possible links to the Hussain Najadi assassination,” a statement on behalf of Pascal was issued by his firm yesterday.
Pascal’s firm citing a “verified source”, said Kevin’s relative Richard Morais, was the last person who saw Hussain at the Kuan Yin temple on July 29, 2013.
“According to a verified source, a Malaysian lawyer, whose identity we have to protect due to security concerns, said Hussain was called by a certain Richard Morais to meet at the temple in the morning hours on short notice on July 29, 2013.
“Hussain rushed to the temple and on the go called the lawyer, the source, to inform him that this Richard requested to see him at the temple.
“Richard reportedly had a friendly meeting with Hussain in the temple and was seen saying friendly goodbyes and left the temple grounds.”
Pascal’s firm said that minutes after Richard left, Hussain was assassinated by the shooter Koong Swee Kwan.
Koong was found guilty for committing the murder last year and was sentenced to death.
Pascal had however claimed the main suspect was still at large.
Malay Mail Online
Deputy IGP: Police not discounting AmBank CEO murder link in search for missing prosecutor
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — Police will look into a possible link between the 2013 murder of AmBank founder and the disappearance of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais, Deputy Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said today.
Noor Rashid said the police are looking at all angles in their search for Morais, missing since last Friday, including suggestions that it is linked to the shooting of Hussain Ahmad Najadi.
“We will study all possibilities. We want to solve this case of course,” he told reporters here when asked on the matter.
Speculation about the possible link was first reported by news portal The Rakyat Post earlier today.
Najadi was shot dead by a lone gunman after leaving the Guan Yin temple in the heart of the capital city here on July 29, 2013. The banker’s wife who accompanied him survived the shooting but was seriously injured.
Rumours were rife that the AmBank founder was at the temple to discuss a multi-million ringgit land deal transaction with an unknown individual.
In its report, The Rakyat Post quoted police sources saying Morais might have had some knowledge about the meeting.
Noor Rashid did not confirm the report.
Is Morais’ disappearance linked to Hussain Ahmad Najadi’s murder?
UALA LUMPUR, Sept 8, 2015:
Is there a link between the recent disappearance of senior deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais and murdered Arab-Malaysian Development Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi?
As a special police task force continues investigating Saturday’s missing person report lodged by Kevin’s younger brother Datuk Richard Morais, this link could be one angle investigators would be focussing on.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had ruled out any link between Najadi’s killing and 1MDB, but now with Morais’ disappearance police are relooking at the July 29, 2013 shooting incident.
On that day, Najadi and his wife Chong Mei Kuen were leaving the Guan Yin temple when they were ambushed by a lone gunman in the Lorong Ceylon carpark.
Wearing dark glasses and a cap, the gunman fired repeatedly before escaping in a taxi.
It was reported that Najadi and Mei Kuen were leaving after discussing a multimillion ringgit land deal transaction with another individual when tragedy befell them.
Now, The Rakyat Post has learnt the missing DPP might have had some knowledge about the meeting. Whether this information had been relayed to police is only known to investigators.
The poser being raised is whether Najadi was the gunman’s intended target, or whether it was the other individual he was reportedly meeting.
Police are aware of the identity of the said individual, believed to be a Datuk, and will call him for further interviews regarding the shooting and also the case involving the missing DPP.
Besides this, police are also looking through Morais’ case files to see his conviction record, and also pending matters.
Malay Mail Online
Five days on, cops turn to highway CCTVs for clues in hunt for missing prosecutor
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — Police are tracking a group of unknown suspects at an oil palm plantation in Hutan Melintang, Perak, where the discovery of a burnt car early Sunday has been linked to missing deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais, 55.
Hilir Perak police chief ACP Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage from the North-South Highway and toll plazas at Bidor, Tapah Sungkai, Sabak Bernam and Selangor exits were being analysed for clues.
Sources close to investigations said the only clue police had was that the suspects were driving large cars and one of the vehicles was red in colour.
The mysterious people are believed to have had knowledge of the plantation in Kampung Sungai Samak based on the manner in which they sped in and out of the unpaved dirt tracks between 1am and 2am.
Oil palm plantation workers told Malay Mail this was indicated by the speed at which they were driving in the pitch dark plantation which has no street lights.
They said the drivers of the cars, which could have been speeding at about 100km/h, were honking and flashing their high-beam lights shortly before an explosion was heard.
– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/five-days-on-cops-turn-to-highway-cctvs-for-clues-in-hunt-for-missing-prose?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.en5YMIZT.dpuf
7 September 2015
Special task force committee to investigate disappearance of Kevin Morais
Police Special Task Force Committee was set up to handle the case of the Deputy Head of Appellate and Trial Division of the AGC, Kevin Anthony Morais, whose disappearance remains a mystery.
Kuala Lumpur Police’s Head of Crime Investigation Department, Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad confirmed the establishment of the Special Committee and informed that there is no further development.
“The investigation is still ongoing and the Task Force has also been established.
“So far there is no information about Kevin Morais,” he told MalaysiaGazette earlier.
ONE WEEK IS 7 DAYS TOO LATE…
Police need at least one week to verify if burnt car belongs to Kevin Morais
#nst170 http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/police-need-least-one-week …
Free Malaysia Today
Zaid scoffs at AG’s claim 1MDB and missing DPP not linked
Zaid Ibrahim claims the present Attorney-General has no credibility to make such a claim and it is likely no one believes him anyway.
PETALING JAYA: Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim has questioned if Malaysians actually believe that the disappearance of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais has nothing to do with the controversial 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) despite the Attorney-General claiming so.
Zaid said this was primarily because AG Apandi Ali lacked credibility at the moment to make such claims.
Taking to Twitter, Zaid said, “AG says DPP disappearance nothing to do with 1MDB probe. Does he think the public believe him?
Morais left for work Friday morning in a grey Perdana and was never heard from again. On Saturday, a burnt grey Perdana was found on an oil palm plantation although police cannot confirm if the car was his.
Morais was with the Attorney-General’s Chambers as a deputy public prosecutor before being seconded to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for 10 years. He returned to the AGC in July last year.
However, Zaid was of the opinion that the AG lacked the public’s confidence as he was not credible in their eyes.
“Credibility is needed in situation like this, but the AG has none at the moment.
“He needs to have public confidence in him. He must explain why he came down to be AG; and what was it he could do that Gani could not.
AG: Missing DPP not involved in 1MDB probe
The missing deputy head of the appellate and trial division in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Anthony Kevin Morais, is not involved in any investigation pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali clarified today.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) cases which Kevin is handling in his current portfolio are cases which he brought along with him for purposes of continuity of prosecution, added Apandi.
“As the police investigation into Mr Morais’ unexplained disappearance is ongoing, the Attorney-General’s Chambers strongly urges against any speculation over his whereabouts,” he said.
In a statement today, Apandi also clarified that Kevin (photo) was transferred back to the chambers from MACC with effect from July 15, 2014 where he assumed the post of deputy head of the appellate and trial division.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers is cooperating with the police in the investigation, he said.
Brother of missing DPP pleads with Malaysians to help find sibling
The brother of missing prominent deputy public prosecutor, Kevin Anthony Morais, is pleading with Malaysians to help find his sibling, reported The Star.
The English-language daily quoted Charles Morais, who lives in Georgia, United States, as saying he is trying to get any information on his brother’s disappearance.
Charles, who last spoke to Kevin on Thursday, is expected to fly to Malaysia on Wednesday.
“I believe he is still alive, but I am afraid of what they might do to him. He must have made enemies via his job,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
As fears mount, MACC investigations chief says praying for missing government lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 — As anxiety mounts over the mysterious disappearance of Kevin Morais three days ago, a senior graftbuster was moved today to pray for the senior government lawyer’s safety.
Datuk Azam Baki, head of investigation in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), described the missing Morais as a close friend and said the deputy public prosecutor was very dedicated and committed person in the line of his duty.
“The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) hopes the deputy head of the appellate and trial division in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Anthony Kevin Morais, who was reported missing since Friday, 4 September 2015, will be found safely and as quickly as possible.
“I myself know Kevin Morais well since his service at MACC and hope all will pray for his safety,” Azam said in a media statement this evening.
Morais was seconded to the MACC nearly 10 years ago and returned to the Attorney-General’s Chambers in July.
“During his tenure as deputy public prosecutor for MACC, Kevin Morais handled many high-profile cases and even now, still handles several cases involving the MACC,” Azam said.
– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/as-fears-mount-macc-investigations-chief-says-praying-for-missing-governmen?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.uo7IkHJe.dpuf
Kereta Timb Ketua Bahagian Perbicaraan & Rayuan Jab Peguam Negara, Kevin Anthony Morais terbakar di Hutan Melintang
Sunday, 06 September 2015 23:56
MISSING DPP DID HIS WORK WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR: Kit Siang ‘gravely concerned’ about Kevin Morais
Written by Lim Kit Siang
Recently, many strange things are happening in our country which are not amenable to simple explanations.
The most recent strange happening in the country is the disappearance of prominent deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais since Friday.
Kevin, who was previously seconded to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) until more than a year ago, was last seen leaving for work from his apartment at Menara Duta, Kuala Lumpur, Friday morning.
I am gravely concerned about the whereabout of DPP Kevin Morais who is well-known as a principled, righteous and God-fearing man who brooks no nonsense for any hanky-panky and discharges his duties without fear or favour.
The discovery of a burnt car in Kampung Sungai Samak, Hilir Perak has cast a pall over Kevin’s case.
I m concerned as among other things, Kevin was my constituent when I was Member of Parliament for Ipoh Timor before I contested in Gelang Patah in the last general election.
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The wreckage of a burnt car has been found at an oil palm plantation at Kampung Sungai Samak, near Hutan Melintang, Perak.
The find has fuelled speculation that it could be the one used by the deputy head of the Appellate and Trial Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Kevin Anthony Morais, who has been missing since Friday.
Hilir Perak police chief ACP Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said no human remains were found in the vehicle.
Sunday September 6, 2015 MYT 8:10:23 PM
MACC shocked over DPP’s disappearance
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) hopes that no one speculates about the reasons behind the disappearance of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais.
“The MACC is shocked with the news of Morais’ disappearance and hopes he will be found safely as soon as possible. We hope his family will be patient while the police work to find him,” said MACC investigations division director Datuk Azam Baki.
In a statement issued on Sunday evening, Azam said that Morais had handled many high-profile cases and was currently handling several cases involving the agency.
“I knew Morais well from serving with him in the MACC, and hope all parties are praying for his safety,” added Azam.
Is this his car?
Police found a burnt car thats the same model as car
@dppSPRM_kevin was last seen in, in Perak. Unconfirmed if both cases are related.
Based on the physical characteristics, the car is said to like a Honda Accord but the identification process, as well as on the car’s chassis number is still ongoing.
However, the latest Proton Perdana is really a rebadged Honda Accord:
Burnt car found in Hutan Melintang, two days after DPP goes missing
HUTAN MELINTANG: A burnt car was found near the palm oil plantation at Kampung Sungai Samak here this morning, two days after deputy public prosecutor Kevin Anthony Morais went missing.
Hilir Perak district police chief, ACP Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the vehicle was discovered by members of the public around 10am.
“They then contacted the police,” he told Astro AWANI.
He said based on the physical characteristics, the car looked like a Honda Accord but the identification process, as well as on the car’s chassis number is still ongoing.
On the possibility that the car might have belonged to Morais, a former Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy director of prosecution who is now with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), Mohd Shuhaily said investigations were ongoing on this.
“Due to the impact of the fire, the vehicle was completely charred and forensics couldn’t identify the chassis number. So we are still trying to find other ways to identify the vehicle,” he said.
Initial investigations also didn’t find any other marks in the vehicle.
“There were no bodies, just the car,” Mohd Shuhaily added.
Sunday September 6, 2015 MYT 12:44:27 PM
Police probe burnt Proton Perdana link to missing DPP
KUALA LUMPUR: A burnt Proton Perdana car, the same make as the one used by missing deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais, was found in Hutan Melintang on Saturday.
Morais has not been seen since he left his Menara Duta home for work on Friday morning.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said it was too early to confirm if the burnt car had any connection to the DPP’s dissapearance.
“All I can say is we found a car. Perak police are investigating it as arson. We are unable to check the chasis number or the registration plate because it was badly burnt,” he said.
Morais,previously seconded to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), left his house at 9am heading towards Putrajaya in a Government-issued grey Proton Perdana bearing the registration number WA 6264 Q.
Malay Mail Online
Missing DPP mystery deepens, police taking all measures to find him
Missing DPP mystery deepens, police taking all measures to find him http://bit.ly/1i4SyRX
KL police are taking all efforts to find missing prominent deputy public prosecutor, Kevin Anthony Morais and have engaged their counterparts in other states to assist in the search.
City police CID chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said any abnormalities or incidences that occurred within the period of Morais’s disappearance are being checked, and this includes the finding of a burnt car in Hutan Melintang, Perak early yesterday.
“Perak police found the burnt car at Hutan Melintang at about 10am yesterday. We do not know yet if it belonged to the missing man (Morais) because we could not identify the make and the registration number.
“We are going through such cases and are seeking the help of our counterpart in other states to provide us with information,” he said.
The torched car case is being investigated under Section 435 the Penal Code for mischief by fire.
“At the moment, I was told only a frame of a car was found. So far, they did not find any trace of bones or human remains in the vehicle,” he told The Malaysian Insider.
As for Morais, Zainuddin said the case has been classified as missing person.
Report lodged on DPP Kevin Morais’ ‘disappearance’
A police report has been lodged over the alleged disappearance of prominent deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais.
When contacted, inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed a missing persons report has been lodged at the Jinjang police station today.
Morais was previously seconded to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
An MACC spokesperson told Malaysiakini he returned to the Attorney-General’s Chambers “more than a year ago”.
He was last seen leaving for work from his apartment at Menara Duta, Kuala Lumpur, Friday morning, The Rakyat Post reported.
He was in his official government-issued vehicle, bearing the registration plate number WA 6264 Q, it reported.