Murder may pass unpunished for a time, but justice will eventually overtake the crime.
The late Anthony Kevin Morais, was found murdered five years ago. Today, I sit in with my ex colleagues and Datuk Richard Morais (Kevin’s brother) as we watch High Court Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah sentenced to death the six men for committing the atrocities of inflicting mortal wounds on Kevin, before disposing his body in a cement-filled barrel.
The arbiter of Malaysian Law ruled that the prosecution succeeded in proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt and the defence failed to raise reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case.
Oftimes, it becomes too easy for a legal practitioner to forget that justice is more than abstract legal theories or a footnote in a casebook. It is also about awarding closure to the people who loved and were close to the victim, and on this day, I’m glad I’ve gotten some…