Missing DPP’s brother urges Malaysians to assist in search


  • Nation
  • Monday, 07 Sep 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Wrestling through a sleepless night, the brother of missing deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais pleaded with Malaysians to help him find his sibling.

Speaking to The Star from Georgia, the United States, Charles Morais said he last spoke to the 55-year-old on Thursday and was now grasping for any information relating to his brother’s disappearance.

He said he would fly to Malaysia on Wednesday after the Memorial Day weekend in the US.

“I believe he is still alive, but I am afraid of what they might do to him,” said Charles. “He must have made enemies via his job.”

Kevin, the oldest of four brothers, was born in Ipoh and studied at SMK Anderson. He then studied law at the University of London. He is single.

Kevin was called to the Bar in the 1980s and became a magistrate in 1985 before joining the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) as a DPP.

He was seconded to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) where he served as legal and prosecution division deputy director for 10 years.

He returned to the AGC in July last year as the appellate and trial division deputy head.

During his time at the MACC, he was involved in prosecuting corruption cases but was not involved in the investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), said a source.

Charles said his brother kept anything related to his work secret.

He pleaded with Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to increase efforts to find Kevin.

“How can a public prosecutor disappear like this in a Government-issued vehicle? I hope the IGP and the Home Ministry will make this their first and only priority.”

Charles isn’t the only one grasping for more information about Kevin’s disappearance. Family members and friends of the DPP were also left in the dark on the investigation and were instead turning to the media for more clues.

A relative described Kevin as an “ordinary man” who sought no controversies or problems in his life.

“He wasn’t the kind of man who picked fights; he’s not like that. His law pursuit was his main thing. He was consumed by his law calling,” said the relative.

A cousin, Anne Louis, said Kevin had planned to visit her in Johor Baru for lunch yesterday. He had requested Anne’s mother to cook spicy fish gut rice, which he loved.

“We are hoping against hope he is somewhere safe,” she said.

Kevin left his home in Menara Duta at about 9am, headed for work in Putrajaya in a grey Proton Perdana bearing the registration plate WA6264Q.

A friend tried contacting him at about 10.30am and again at 3pm, but was unable to reach him on both occasions.

The friend then called his office and was informed by Kevin’s secretary that he did not turn up for work that day. His family lodged a missing persons report at the Jinjang police station on Saturday.

KL criminal investigation department chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said it was too early to confirm whether the burnt car that was found in an oil palm plantation in Kampung Sungai Samak, Perak, had any connection to Kevin’s disappearance.

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Police cannot link burnt car to prosecutor

MACC shocked over disappearance of Morais

Friends hope and pray for his safe return

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