PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, who has been named as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, felt it was too soon for him to say anything about his appointment.
He said he had yet to get his appointment letter and still did not know when he was supposed to report for duty.
“I will call all reporters on the day I clock in (as the MACC chief commissioner),” he said in a short Whatsapp message.
Shukri will replace Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, who submitted a letter on Monday to the Chief Secretary to the Government to end his contract as MACC chief commissioner.
Shukri’s appointment was announced by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the prime minister chaired the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting this afternoon.
Dr Mahathir said Shukri, as the former MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations), had the experience and much information.
Shukri started his career in fighting corruption in 1984 when he was appointed as the investigation officer attached with the Account Investigation Unit at the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) headquarters.
He was the state director of ACA in Perlis in 1996, Kelantan in 1999 and Sabah in 2003.
After he left the MACC in 2016, Shukri was a member of the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Board of Directors from July 1, 2017.