KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25, 2015:
Charles Suresh Morais, brother of slain Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais, alleges there was a conspiracy in his older brother’s abduction-cum-murder, and affirmed the relationship among the siblings was strained.
Among the surviving siblings, Charles claimed he was the closest to Kevin and had constantly kept in communication with him from the United States.
Kevin’s brutal demise, he further alleged, was linked to cases he was prosecuting and investigating during his tour of duty with the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission.
He further added that their youngest brother, Datuk Richard Dilaan, had been instigated by “certain quarters” to quickly claim Kevin’s remains, thus preventing a second autopsy to be performed.
These disclosures were contained in a 18-page statutory declaration made available to the media this evening at the office of his lawyer, Americk Singh Sidhu.
Following the suspicious circumstances surrounding the abduction of Kevin, Charles felt it was imperative that a second post-mortem be conducted.
He instructed his lawyer, Americk, to write to all concerned informing them of his wish and that in the interim Kevin’s body be preserved at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary.
Letters were sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Kuala Lumpur Hospital and police of this decision to perform a second post-mortem.
During this time, Richard had indicated that he was intending to claim Kevin’s remains and have it cremated.
“It was for this reason I instructed my lawyers to write to Richard’s lawyers to inform them their client was not to claim the body pending completion of the second autopsy.
“Richard has been not in communication with Kevin for more than 10 years and I can’t understand why he would suddenly find the need to claim his remains,” Charles said.