Don’t use Kevin Morais as political football, says MACC


Anti-graft agency releases statement denying the late DPP was involved in investigating 1MDB

(FMT) – The late Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais “could not be and was not” involved in writing any charge sheet relating to 1MDB or the prime minister.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Abu Kassim Mohamed said any statement to the contrary was completely false.

“Kevin’s death was a tragedy. He should be allowed to rest in peace and not used like a political football,” he said in a statement, alluding to Morais’ murder in early September last year.

The anti-graft agency’s statement come in the wake of an ABC documentary which attempted to link the murders of several individuals, including Morais, with the 1MDB investigations and the prime minister.

Abu Kassim had earlier stressed that both the Attorney-General (AG) and MACC Investigation Director Azam Baki had publicly confirmed – in September and December 2015 respectively – that Morais was never involved in any investigation relating to 1MDB or the prime minister.

He added that Morais was transferred out of the MACC in July 2014, a year before the investigations into 1MDB even began, and never attended any of the special task force meetings chaired by the former AG Gani Patail.

“We would like to put the record straight that MACC has never sought advice from Kevin on both cases.”

Morais’ body was found in a cement-filled oil drum in Subang Jaya, 13 days after he was abducted on Sept 4 while on the way to his office in Putrajaya.

His brother, Charles Suresh Morais, has claimed that Kevin likely died because he knew too much about those in power.