PETALING JAYA, May 22 ― Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Kevin Morais’s death has no connection to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said today.
This follows claims by Pascal Najadi, son of the slain AmBank Chairman Hussain Najadi who urged the government to reopen the investigation into unanswered murder cases such Altantuya Shaariibuu and Morais, which could shed light on the motive of the assassination of his father.
“Kevin Morais (death) has nothing to do with the case because he was the prosecutor on the army colonel falsifying claims case,” Shukri said at a press conference at MACC headquarters at Putrajaya today.
Morais’ death in September 2015 grabbed national headlines as his body was found in a cement-filled oil drum, submerged in a swamp in Subang Jaya on Sept 16, 2015.
However, before his untimely death, a supposed charge sheet meant for former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was leaked to whistleblower website Sarawak Report.
Recently, Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown asserted Morais was the man who leaked the information about the Attorney-General Chamber’s (AGC) investigation over misappropriation at former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International.
Standing trial for Morais’ murder is army pathologist Colonel Dr R. Kunaseegaran, who is charged with abetting six others in the act.