KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16, 2015:
Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail described Anthony Kevin Morais as an officer who carried out his duties well as Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP).
“He was a good man and officer,” he said when met outside the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) Forensics Department here.
Abdul Ghani arrived at HKL around 1.30pm to show support to the family.
According to him, Morais often handled big cases as long as he held the position as DPP.
He, however, refused to comment on the incident involving Morais and left it to the police to conduct their investigation.
This morning, police, assisted by firemen and divers, brought out a cement-filled drum they believed contained the body of the 55-year-old.
The drum was dumped into a pond behind the Chee Wen Chinese school in Taman Subang Mewah.
The body was taken to HKL for identification.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) also conveyed their condolences to Morais’ family following the discovery.
“All of MACC’s work force sympathises with the incident that befell Kevin Morais, who served with dedication and excellence for 10 years before returning to the Attorney-General’s Chambers in July 2014, and hopes that his family will be strong in the face of the incident.
“The loss of Kevin Morais is a huge loss to the institution that upholds the law in the country,” MACC expressed in a statement today.
The commission also hoped that those who were guilty would face the law.
A military medical corps doctor, who was facing corruption charges prosecuted by Morais, was among seven people arrested in connection with the incident.