Malaysian Bar concerned over Morais’ murder


PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar is ready to assist and work with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (ACG) and the police in the murder case of deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais. 

Its president Steven Thiru said the council was ready to assist in upholding and enforcing the rule of law in the matter. 

“The tragedy that befell Kevin Morais must never recur, and certainly not to any member of the legal profession in the course or discharge of their professional duties,” he said in a statement Thursday. 

Thiru said the council was concerned over the circumstances surrounding the case. It is believed that Morais was murdered because of a corruption case he was investigating. 

“His abduction and subsequent murder were despicable and cowardly acts, and were an attack on the independence of the legal profession,” he said. 

He called on all members of the legal profession, whether from the Malaysian Bar or the AGC, to uphold the rule of law and perform their professional duties without fear or favour. 

“Any threat or act of intimidation towards any member of the legal profession is an act of interference with, and subversion of, the administration of justice,” Thiru said. 

The body of Morais was found in an oil drum in a swamp along Jalan Subang 3 following the arrests of seven people, including a woman and a child. 

Morais went missing after leaving his residence in Menara Duta on Sept 4 for work in Putrajaya in a grey Proton Perdana bearing the registration plate WA6264Q. 

It was reported that at least four suspects followed him in another car through heavy traffic while he was on his way to work before nabbing him in Bangsar. 

The suspects reportedly approached Morais in his car and forced him out before dragging him into their vehicle. 

 

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