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Morais last used Menara Duta access card on Sept 4 morning, court told

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KUALA LUMPUR: An access card to the Menara Duta Condominium was last used by former deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais at 7.41am on Sept 4 last year, the High Court was told yesterday.

Condominium manager, M Sharmilar Jyothi said the information was obtained from the entry and exit data recorded automatically into the condominium management’s system.

She said this during examination by DPP Masri Mohd Daud on the 10th day of Morais’ murder trial.

Sharmilar, 30, said the card was not used again after Sept 4, as investigating officer Insp Ahmad Zikri had asked her to deactivate the card on Sept 7, 2015.

“Up till now, the card remains inactive. So, whoever uses it (the card), the automatic barriers will not open,” she said, adding that the management had issued two access cards registered in the name of Kevin Morais, and his housemate V Davveen, 24.

The 17th prosecution witness said the two access cards were registered for unit number 153-2-7, lived in by Morais and Davveen, and for cars with the registration number plates WXE4032 and WXD1932.

During cross-examination by lawyer Datuk N Sivananthan, Sharmila said one of the access cards was always used by Morais, based on information from the security guards at the condominium’s guard-house. However, she said another access card was last used to get into the condominium at 6.58pm on Aug 23, 2015.

Sivananthan: After August 23, 2015, Davveen went into the condo and did not come out again?

Sharmila: He does not use any access card. He walked in. The access card was used by a maintenance guy named Rana, who drives a Viva.

Sivananthan: What car was registered?

Sharmilar: As far as I know, Kevin (Morais) had two cars. One was the Perdana, the official government car, and the other was his personal car.

Sivananthan: So, one is registered to Kevin (Morais) and the other, to Rana?

Sharmilar: The second car is a white car.

Sivananthan: WXD1932 is a Perdana car?

Sharmilar: Yes

Sivananthan: WXE4032, is it a Proton Inspira?

Sharmilar: I’m not sure.

Meanwhile, during re-examination, Sharmila said she was on duty at 7.41 that morning. However, she did not see the car (WXD1932) leaving the condo.

Masri: When were you informed the car had left at that time?

Sharmila: At night… when I was called by the management office to look at the CCTV (closed-circuit television) footage. There was a CCTV, but it was not functioning.

Six men – G Gunasekaran, 48; R Dinishwaran, 24; AK Thinesh Kumar, 23; M Vishwanath, 26; S Nimalan, 23; and S Ravi Chandaran, 45, pleaded not guilty to murdering Morais between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015, between Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul and No: 1, Jalan USJ1/ 6D, Subang Jaya.

Col Dr R Kunaseegaran, 53, who is the first accused, pleaded not guilty to abetting the six in the murder. The trial before Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah continues today. — Bernama