The new MACC chief accuses his predecessor of protecting those who were wrong.
Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull, who was at the centre of the investigation on the RM2.6 billion Arab donation and the RM42 million fund credited into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private account, today labelled the agency’s former head as a “traitor”, accusing him of protecting those who violated the law.
In a tell-all press conference, Shukri Abdull said that he could not bring himself to work under now ex-MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, whom he criticised as lacking integrity.
“I didn’t want to work under him because I take him to be a traitor to the nation.
“A DPP must work to make case stronger, not protect those who are wrong.
“He should tell me what proof was needed to strengthen the case. Not protect the wrong.
“And when he came here, he was appointed as my superior. I said, this is a big mistake and I can’t work under a traitor,” an emotional Shukri said at a special press conference today.
He said that this then prompted him to seek early retirement.