KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Bernama) — DPP Anthony Kevin Morais is not involved in any investigation pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case, said Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali on Monday.
In a statement, Mohamed Apandi clarified that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) cases which Morais was handling in his current portfolio were cases which he brought along with him for purposes of continuity of prosecution.
He said the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) also wished to clarify that Morais was transferred back to the Chambers from the MACC with effect from July 15, 2014 where he assumed the post of Deputy Head of the Appellate and Trial Division of the AGC.
Mohamed Apandi said as the police investigation into Morais’ unexplained disappearance was ongoing, the AGC strongly urged against any speculation over his whereabouts.
“The Attorney General’s Chambers refers to the various reports on the disappearance of DPP Anthony Kevin Morais.
“The friends and colleagues of Morais in Chambers share the concern of his family on his reported disappearance. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time,” he said.
Mohamed Apandi added that the AGC was also giving its fullest cooperation to the police in their investigation.
Morais was reported missing on Saturday after he was last seen leaving for work from his home at Menara Duta, here, on Friday morning.
He was driving a grey Proton Perdana bearing registration plate number, WA 6264 Q.
He had been seconded to the MACC before being transferred to the AGC on July 15 last year.
Morais had handled several high profile cases such as the case of former Sime Darby Berhad president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Ahmad Zubair Murshid who was charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) and cheating.
He was also the DPP in several cases involving senior officers of the Royal Malaysian Customs who were charged with bribery in relation to the import of dutiable liquor.