Justice and closure for Kevin Morais and his loved ones

Murder may pass unpunished for a time, but justice will eventually overtake the crime.

Anthony Kevin Morais was found murdered five years ago.

Today, I sat in with my ex-colleagues and Datuk Richard Morais (Kevin’s brother) as we watched High Court Judge Azman Abdullah sentence to death the six men charged with committing the atrocity, inflicting mortal wounds on Kevin before disposing his body in a cement-filled barrel.

The arbiter of Malaysian law ruled that the prosecution succeeded in proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt and the defence failed to raise reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case.

Oftimes, it becomes too easy for a legal practitioner to forget that justice is more than abstract legal theories or a footnote in a casebook.

It is also about awarding closure to the people who loved and were close to the victim, and on this day, I’m glad I’ve gotten some.


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