KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 ― Charles Suresh Morais ― who claimed his elder brother Anthony Kevin Morais likely died as he “knew too much” about those in power ― has left Malaysia for the US, his lawyer confirmed today.
Americk Sidhu, who represents Charles Suresh, also said the police have called him for an interview.
“Yes police have contacted me and want to interview me,” the lawyer told Malay Mail Online in a Whatsapp message when contacted today.
“Charles has returned to the USA,” he said when confirming the US-based businessman is no longer in Malaysia.
Yesterday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar reportedly said Malaysian police will ask Charles Suresh to disclose information in his hands and will contact him through his lawyer Americk Sidhu if he has left for the US.
Khalid said yesterday that a fresh probe would be launched into a statutory declaration (SD) made by Charles Suresh, having also said on Wednesday that the Malaysian police would be unable to take action if Charles Suresh did not share information with them.
In his 18-page SD signed on Wednesday, Charles Suresh said that Kevin had before his death sent him a pen drive with contents that “clearly and unequivocally reveal the investigations Kevin had been tasked with just before his untimely death which implicate certain personalities who currently walk the corridors of power in Malaysia”.
Charles claimed the pendrive is currently in the US for safekeeping and also said in the SD that Kevin had informed him prior to his death that he was working on a case involving some powerful individuals.
Kevin’s body was found hidden in a cement-filled oil drum in Subang Jaya 13 days after he was abducted en route to his Putrajaya office from his home on September 4.
At the time of his death, Kevin held the post of deputy head of the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ trial and appellate division.
Charles Suresh had on Monday applied for a court order for a second post-mortem, but the current location of Kevin’s body is unknown after it was reportedly collected by another brother Datuk Richard Morais on the same day without Charles Suresh’s knowledge from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary.
Malay Mail Online attempted to contact both Charles Suresh and Richard earlier today, but has yet to receive any response.