MACC chief resigns

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad tendered his resignation today. — Bernama pic
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad tendered his resignation today. — Bernama pic

PETALING JAYA, May 14 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad resigned this morning, mStar reported.

Quoting a source, the report said Dzulkifli’s resignation letter was sent to the Chief Secretary of the Government (KSN) this morning.

“Yes, the letter of resignation was given to the KSN this morning,’’ said the source.

Dzulkifli was appointed to head the MACC on August 1, 2016, replacing Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed which was later appointed as a specialist integrity consultant at the law faculty of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

However, Abu Kassim is being touted to return as the MACC chief following Dzulkifli’s resignation.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had indicated in previous press conferences that he would act against those in government who supported the Barisan Nasional administration’s alleged wrongdoings.

Among those mentioned is the embattled attorney general the Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Apandi was frequently accused by Mahathir and other then-opposition lawmakers that he helped cover up the 1MDB investigations among other issues.

Despite mounting pressure by the new administration, Apandi clocked in for work this morning at 8:30am as usual.

Apandi clarified that he will not be resigning and reiterated that his position comes under the jurisdiction of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong under Article 145 of the Constitution.

“I was raised to always uphold the king’s orders,’’ he said to Malay daily Berita Harian.

Apandi who took office in 2015 cleared former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of any wrongdoings in the 1MDB scandal.

His contract was renewed last month for another three years.