DNA test confirms body in oil drum is missing DPP Morais

DNA test confirms body in oil drum is missing DPP Morais
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PETALING JAYA - The chemistry report and DNA test done on the body found in a cemented oil drum matched that of deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said although the results were positive, the cause of death was still unknown.

"We are now trying to determine the cause of death. It will take some time for pathologists to ascertain it. The body will be released to the family in the near future," he said.

SAC Zainuddin said efforts on finding the evidence, including the weapon believed to have been used during the murder, were still ongoing in Sungai Kuala Selangor.

"We had to stop searching in the morning due to the strong current but have since resumed the search in the evening," he said.

Police are urging anyone with information on the incident in Jalan Duta Mas at about 7.51am on Sept 4 to come forward by contacting the nearest station or its hotline at 03-2115 9999.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said it would honour Morais by naming a moot court in its academy after him.

This, he said, was in recognition of the late DPP's contributions. A special ceremony would be held in conjunction with its 48th anniversary on Oct 1 to honour Morais.

Mohd Shukri said a senior DPP would take over a corruption case involving an army medical officer implicated in Kevin's murder.

The 52-year-old pathologist has several corruption cases pending against him. Three DPPs, including Kevin, had been involved in prosecuting the pathologist since 2013.

"Kevn's dedication and commitment will provide morale to MACC officers, especially in handling the corruption case involving the pathologist. The entire MACC workforce respects the high dedication shown by Kevin throughout his service with MACC," said Mohd Shukri.

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