Ex-MACC Chief Dzulkifli Allegedly Forced to Retire Early

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Reportedly, the Agong has agreed to the government’s advice that Dzulkifli be retired.

Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad has been retired, FMT news portal quoted a source saying.

Reportedly, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had agreed to the government’s advice that Dzulkifli be retired after the termination of his service with the Judicial and Legal Service on June 8.

According to the source, Dzulkifli would also be entitled to his pension.

Neither Dzulkifli nor Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa was available for comment.

Dzulkifli tendered his resignation as MACC chief on May 14 although he reported for duty at the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) the next day.

The 50-year-old legal officer at the AGC was appointed MACC chief commissioner on a temporary transfer from Oct 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021.

Previously the director of the National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team at the AGC, he replaced Abu Kassim Mohamed who became an integrity consultant at Universiti Teknologi Mara’s law faculty.

Last year, there were calls for Dzulkifli to resign over claims of an affair with a married woman after videos surfaced of the alleged couple together on a vacation.

Police had carried out investigations into the matter, with questions also raised about Dzulkifli’s alleged expensive holidays in Bali and Hong Kong.