DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has urged a new inquiry to be conducted on the murder of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais, following revelations made by his brother, Charles Suresh Morais, in a statutory declaration (SD) yesterday.
“Charles’ revelations in his SD warrants a new and full inquiry into Kevin’s murder.
“It should be an international inquiry in view of the implication of the alleged involvement of powerful personalities, including the new attorney-general who had earlier dismissed the report about the alleged charge sheet against the prime minister,” said Lim in his speech at a DAP ceramah in Prai, Penang, last night.
Charles had claimed to be in possession of a pen drive sent to him by Kevin and that the information clearly reveals details of his last case, before being murdered, and implicates certain high-ranking personalities.
In his SD, Charles said he had recognised his brother’s initials on the alleged draft charge sheet against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, released by whistleblower site Sarawak Report on July 30.
Attorney-general Mohd Apandi Ali had previously dismissed the charge sheet as false.
Charles had also claimed that two to three months ago prior to Kevin’s murder in September, the deputy public prosecutor had told him that he had been working on a case involving Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor.
“Malaysia seemed to have become the ‘land of shocking statutory declarations’ and Malaysians are reminded eerily of the previous statutory declarations by private investigator PI Bala in connection with the murder of Mongolian Altantunya Shaariibuu,” said Lim.
He also noted that Charles’ revelations come at a time when Najib has been facing mounting international and domestic pressure to come clean on allegations surrounding 1MDB’s financial scandals and the RM2.6 billion donation.
Lim pointed out that even US President Barack Obama had promised to raise the issue of transparency and corruption with Najib at their recent meeting in Kuala Lumpur, although no reference was made to any ongoing cases.
As such, Lim said these latest revelations will only heightened public scrutiny on the cases and that the 1MDB scandal has been catapulted to a “new dimension”.