Ex-MACC chief: My exit not due to political conspiracy

Ex-MACC chief: My exit not due to political conspiracy

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull denied rumours of a political conspiracy behind his recent departure as the head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as he had informed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he would only serve for a year during a meeting on 14 May 2018.

This is despite him having a contract that ended next year.

“I had to come forward about the shortening of my service, and please tell the public that I did not resign, I merely shortened my service,” he told a news conference at the Everly Hotel in Putrajaya.

He also claimed that he cleared the air due to allegations that he was involved in some case cover- ups.

Shukri also added that he only knew of his successor, Latheefa Koya’s appointment on 4 June just as everyone else.

He also revealed that he had given the names of two MACC officers as prospective successors.

He also told the media about his priorities when he helmed the graft busting federal agency.

His focus was to settle the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and SRC International Sdn Bhd investigations and resolve factionalism within MACC and that he was confident of achieving both within six months to a year.

Mohd Shukri said he placed importance on and is a man of integrity and had never abused “satu sen duit kerajaan” (a single sen of the government’s money) in the 33 years he was with the civil service.

“Since I joined (the civil service) till today I have upheld my integrity,” he said at a meeting with the media here today.

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