MACC Chief Resigns, A-G at Work As Usual

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad has resigned, while embattled Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali appears bent on staying on.

  • Abu Kassim Mohamed may return as MACC chief
  • Vehicles exciting MACC HQ being searched
  • A-G reports for work as usual

Dzulkifli reportedly sent his resignation letter to the Chief Secretary of the Government (KSN) this morning.

He was appointed to the post on August 1, 2016, taking over from Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, who was later appointed as a specialist integrity consultant at the law faculty of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

It is believed that Abu Kassim may return as the MACC chief following Dzulkifli’s resignation.

Meanwhile, vehicles exiting the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya are being searched.

MACC security personnel can be seen opening the boot of vehicles leaving the premises.

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 (BN) administration’s alleged wrongdoings.

Among those mentioned is embattled Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, who 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.

He 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.

His contract was renewed last month for another three years.