Thursday, November 26, 2015

Kevin was never involved in 1MDB case, A-G Mohamed Apandi reiterates

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has maintained that the late deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais was never involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case.

"Kevin was never involved in the 1MDB investigations. In fact, when he was transferred back to Attorney-General's Chambers in early July 2014, there was no report in respect of 1MDB yet!" he said in a text message from Nanning, China Thursday.

On Sept 7, Mohamed Apandi issued a statement that Kevin was not involved in investigations pertaining to 1MDB.

His remarks were in response to a statutory declaration made by Kevin's younger brother Charles Suresh Morais on Wednesday.

Charles, 51, had claimed that his brother had sent him a pendrive a month before his disappearance for safekeeping.

He said Kevin had told him that the pendrive contained information which “implicates certain personalities” in the country.

Apandi said the claims by Charles were preposterous.

"I need to state that when the brother starts insinuating that the current accused persons are not linked to Kevin's murder, he is seen as interfering with the pending trial.

"So are his unfounded allegations on the post-mortem of his late brother Kevin," added Apandi.

The feud over the remains of murdered DPP Anthony Kevin Morais has taken a new twist with two of his brothers claiming that the body has been secretly cremated.

Charles and David Ramesh, 51, who wanted a second autopsy conducted on the body, hit out at their youngest brother Datuk Richard for claiming the remains at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary on Monday.

Saying they did not know for sure what had happened to Kevin’s remains, they said they had a strong feeling it had been cremated.

Richard, 49, a piano seller, had claimed the body on the same day that Charles filed a court application for a second autopsy.

Among other matters, Charles accused Richard of conspiring with unknown persons to cremate Kevin’s remains before a second autopsy could be conducted, adding that he believed this was done to destroy new evidence from emerging.

Kevin, who was described by his friends as kind, humble, dedicated and committed to his job, went missing on Sept 4 after leaving his residence in Menara Duta for work in Putrajaya in a grey Proton Perdana.

The DPP was abducted by several men following a fender bender along Jalan Dutamas during morning rush hour traffic.

A DNA test performed on the body found in a cemented oil drum on Sept 16 matched that of Kevin. The oil drum was dumped at a swamp in Subang Jaya.

One of the suspects arrested led police to the location of the oil drum.

Eight men including an army doctor had on Sept 28 been charged at two courts over the murder of Kevin.

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