KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed described the late deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais as “humble, friendly and responsible.”
“Kevin’s untimely demise was a huge loss to his family, MACC and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
“As far as I can remember, this is the first case of a deputy public prosecutor being in such tragic situation.
“We usually heard of similar cases in other countries, such as in the African continent, former communist states, latin America and developed nations such as the United States but this happened to our own officers,” he said at a ceremony to rename the MACC moot court in Morais’ memory on Thursday.
The court will now be named Kevin Morais Moot Court.
Abu Kassim said Morais, whom he had known for 10 years, was “an officer who had embodied the new way of doing business in the fight against corruption.”
Kevin’s body was found in a cement-filled oil drum at USJ 1 in Subang Jaya on Sept 16, after he went missing since Sept 4.
Eight people have been charged in relation to the murder.–The Star