Bank Rakyat Chairman Shukry Sacked

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The Entrepreneur Development Ministry announced today Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh’s ouster as Bank Rakyat board chairman with immediate effect due to his involvement in the original audit report of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

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In a statement today, the ministry said Shukry’s ouster is in line with the Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd Act.

“In relation to that, any decision made during Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh’s term as Bank Rakyat board chairman which has an implication on Bank Rakyat will be rechecked and cancelled if it affects Bank Rakyat’s interest.

“The Entrepreneur Development Ministry will announce Bank Rakyat board’s new chairman appointment upon finalisation of the appointment process,” the ministry said. 

Shukry was principal private secretary to Datuk Seri Najib Razak when the latter had been prime minister and was among eight people implicated by Auditor-General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad in the alleged interference with the 1MDB audit report prepared by her predecessor.

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has summoned all eight for its inquiry into the matter.

Separately, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Royal Malaysia Police have also launched their respective investigations into this.