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Speculation rises as former MACC chief meets PM

 

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Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed answers questions from reporters after holding a meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Perdana Leadership Foundation. - Bernama photo

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PUTRAJAYA: Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed had a meeting today with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir- Mohamad.

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Abu Kassim-entered the Perdana-Leadership Foundation building at about 8.30 am and was there for well over an hour, raising speculation as to whether the meeting was over his-possible reappointment as the MACC chief commissioner.

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Abu Kassim was replaced in August 2016 as the MACC chief commissioner by Tan Sri Dzulkifli-Ahmad, 50, whose secondment as the MACC chief commissioner was terminated on May 14, 2018, and he has returned to serve in the Attorney-General-s Chambers. The secondment was to have been from Aug 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021.

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Approached by reporters after the meeting with Dr-Mahathir, Abu Kassim said: -I only conveyed my views on several specific matters which Tun Mahathir-felt he should know.-

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Asked whether the meeting had anything to do with his possible reappointment as the MACC chief commissioner, Abu Kassim said: -I do not wish to say anything about that. The announcement must come from the Prime Minister.-

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At a press conference yesterday, Dr Mahathir said appointments to several positions in the government, including MACC chief commissioner, must have the prior consent of the Yang di-Pertuan-Agong. – Bernama


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