MALAYSIA: SIX SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING PROSECUTOR
July 12, 2020:
The High Court of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 9 July 2020 sentenced to death six men for the murder of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais. (Sources: The Edge Markets, 10/07/2020)
Justice Datuk Azman Abdullah said the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt.
The six men include military doctor Col (Rtd) Dr R Kunaseegaran, 57, and money lender S Ravi Chandaran, 49.
The others are R Dinishwaran, 28, AK Thinesh Kumar, 27, M Vishwanath, 30, and S Nimalan, 27, all of whom are unemployed.
They were accused of murdering Morais somewhere along Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul and No 1, Jalan USJ 1/6D, Subang Jaya, at between 7am and 8pm on 4 September 2015.
A total of 70 prosecution witnesses and eight defence witnesses, including the six accused, had been called to testify in the trial, which began on 6 April 2016 and spanned almost four years.
Kevin was reported missing on 4 September 2015.
His remains were found in a cemented drum at Persiaran Subang Mewah, Subang Jaya, on 16 September 2015.
The prosecution had set out to prove that Kevin’s death was fuelled by revenge when he was the prosecuting officer in the corruption case of Kunaseegaran.