AG denies Kevin Morais' death linked to 1MDB case

KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said it was preposterous for Charles Suresh Morais to claim that his brother's murder was linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case.

Mohamed Apandi said the late DPP Anthony Kevin Morais was never involved in the 1MDB investigations.

In fact, he said when Kevin was transferred back to the AG's Chambers in early July 2014, there was no report in respect of 1MDB yet.

"I need to state that when the brother (Charles Suresh) starts insinuating that the current accused persons are not linked to (Anthony) Kevin's murder, he is seen to be interfering with the pending trial."

"So are his unfounded allegations on the post-mortem of his late brother, Kevin," he said in a text message from Nanning, China.

In a statement issued on Sept 7, Mohamed Apandi had denied any involvement of Kevin in the 1MDB case.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Charles Suresh, the second of the four Morais siblings, released an 18-page statutory declaration.

The SD was, among others, in relation to his originating summons filed in the High Court seeking an independent forensic pathologist of his choice to conduct a second post-mortem on Kevin's body.

He also alleged that Kevin was working on a case involving some very high-ranking government official before he went missing in Sept.

Charles, who now resides in Atlanta, USA, said Kevin had even sent him a pen drive for safe keeping before his murder over two months ago.

He said his brother confided in him while he was preparing the charge sheet against the government official while at the AG's Chambers.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today said the police would call up Charles over his claims that he had some information on the murder of Kevin.

"If the brother really has some information, he should surrender it to the police for investigation. Withholding such information can be regarded as an offence," he said. – Bernama