MACC welcomes back Shukri as chief commissioner

Shukri (centre) retired two years ago as the MACC deputy chief commissioner shortly after his boss, then-MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed (left) resigned. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Shukri (centre) retired two years ago as the MACC deputy chief commissioner shortly after his boss, then-MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed (left) resigned. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today welcomed back its former deputy chief commissioner Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull, who will  head the agency.

He will replace Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, who vacated the post.

Shukri retired two years ago as the MACC deputy chief commissioner shortly after his boss, then-MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed resigned.

He had served for 32 years before he stepped down, on July 31, 2016.

“The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission would like to congratulate Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull on his appointment as the new MACC chief commissioner

“All of MACC’s staff welcome Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull’s appointment, to spearhead the MACC,” the agency said in a statement issued today.

Dzulkifli replaced Abu Kassim immediately after a reshuffle that saw all top three personnel in the MACC replaced.

Abu Kassim and Mohd Shukri resigned while Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, who was third in line, was transferred to the Immigration department as the director-general.

Mohd Shukri was in tears at his farewell speech when addressing 1,000 MACC officers for the last time, stating that Abu Kassim and himself were accused of attempting to overthrow the government.

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