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Malaysian prosecutor found murdered in oil drum

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The remains of Malaysian prosecutor Kevin Morais has been found dumped in an oil drum in a swamp.

Seven suspects had been arrested and, according to The Malaysian Insider, Federal CID director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said that the main suspect had led police to the exact location of the river where the drum was in.

On Wednesday (Sept 16) morning, police found Mr Morais' body stuffed in a gunny sack after the Fire and Rescue Department managed to break open the barrel.

He had been abducted on Sept 4.

Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said that he believes that it has to do with a case in the Shah Alam court that Mr Morais was involved in.

One of the suspects arrested was a military doctor who had been involved in the corruption case that Mr Morais was prosecuting.

The doctor, who held the rank of Colonel and in his 50s, was attached to the pathology lab at the Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan and was charged with unlawful trade in December 2013. 

In September last year, the doctor, who was on bail, had claimed trial to two bribery charges for allegedly recommending three companies to supply medicine and disposable medical tools to the hospital.


The Star reported that Mr Morais (above) had left his house for work two weeks ago when his car was rammed by another car as it was travelling along the road.

According to BBC News, closed-circuit TV footage showed that Mr Morais ended up being kidnapped from his car by several men.

Said Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh: "Initially CCTV footage showed that Mr Morais' car was trailed by a Mitsubishi Triton which rammed into his government-issued Proton Perdana.

"He was abducted after the collision and a suspect drove Mr Morais’ car off while he was taken in the Mitsubishi Triton."

The police have seized the Mitsubishi Triton used in the kidnapping.

Mr Morais' remains has been sent to a Kuala Lumpur hospital for a post-mortem.

A woman and a child, believed to be the wife and child of one of the seven suspects, was also picked up around the Klang Valley area. Police said only one of he seven had a criminal record.

A police spokesman said: "We believe the other suspects were contracted by this suspect (the military doctor) to kidnap Mr Morais.

"The suspects have been remanded for 14 days to help investigations."

Source: The Star Online, The Malaysian Insider, BBC News

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