Former MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad forced to retire?

PETALING JAYA: Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad has been retired, sources say.

Speaking to FMT, the source said 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.

The source added that Dzulkifli would also be entitled to his pension.

Neither Dzulkifli nor Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa were 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.

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

There had been calls for Dzulkifli to resign last year over claims of an affair with a married woman after videos surfaced of the alleged couple together on a holiday.

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