Pascal: Probe if missing DPP case linked to dad's shooting
Published:  Sep 8, 2015 10:25 AM
Updated: Sep 9, 2015 2:29 AM

Slain AmBank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi's son Pascal is concerned that deputy public prosecutor Kevin Anthony Morais' disappearance is linked to the assassination of his father.

"We are concerned there might be a link and we demand this gets not only reported in the media to alert the general public but to also call on the attorney-general and IGP to start investigating any possible links to the Hussain Najadi assassination," a statement on behalf of Pascal was issued by his firm yesterday.

Citing a "verified source", Pascal's firm said Kevin's relative Richard Morais, was the last person who saw Hussain at the Kuan Yin temple on July 29, 2013.

"According to a verified source, a Malaysian lawyer, whose identity we have to protect due to security concerns, said Hussain was called by a certain Richard Morais to meet at the temple in the morning hours on short notice on July 29, 2013.

"Hussain rushed to the temple and on the go called the lawyer, the source, to inform him that this Richard requested to see him at the temple.

"Richard reportedly had a friendly meeting with Hussain in the temple and was seen saying friendly goodbyes and left the temple grounds."

Pascal's firm said that minutes after Richard left, Hussain was assassinated by the shooter Koong Swee Kwan.

Police believe Hussain's murder was related to his attempt to mediate in a land dispute where he sought to stop the acquisition of a temple land for development.

Koong was found guilty for committing the murder last year and was sentenced to death.

However, Pascal had claimed that the main suspect was still at large.

'Morais not kidnapped'

Bernama adds police have ruled out the possibility that Morais, reported missing since last Friday, was kidnapped.

Deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said today this was because his family and closest friends had not received any demand for ransom from any party.

Noor Rashid said they would study all angles while investigating the case of the missing DPP, including claims that his disappearance is linked to Hussain's murder.

The discovery of a burnt car in Kampung Sungai Samak, Hilir Perak also fuelled speculations of a link to the missing man.

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