“I cried in front of the mat salleh,” says New MACC chief

PUTRAJAYA: Newly appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull (pic) said he had cried for help from the United States when he ran away from Malaysian authorities as he was accused of conspiring to topple the then Prime Minister Najib Razak and Barisan Nasional.

“I felt helpless and was frustrated.

“I cried in front of the mat salleh (Caucasians or white people).

“My men and I had been accused of conspiring to topple the (Barisan Nasional) government,” he said.

Shukri and his former boss Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed at the MACC were accused of conspiracy to topple the government after they wanted to indict former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over the RM2.6bil that was found in his personal bank account.

However, on the day in July 2015 when Abu Kassim was going to charge Najib, former Attorney-General Gani Patail was removed from his position, and the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal were sacked from BN cabinet for raising questions about 1MDB.

Being accused of conspiracy and failed to charge Najib Razak, Shukri left for United State on July 31, 2015, to seek help and bring up the 1MDB issue with US authorities.

Shukri said that before he left for Washington, he faced tremendous pressure.

“The witnesses I interviewed had been taken away.

“I was threatened to be fired, was told to retire early and was even threatened to be sent to the training division,” Shukri said.

Even in the United State, he felt unsafe, being chased by someone,  until he received protection from the New York Police Department (NYPD).

“I got protection from the NYPD and they provided me with three bodyguards,” he said.

Now Shukri is back to Malaysia and he has been recently appointed the head of the MACC as the government changed and the opposition Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya after GE14.

-Malaysia World News (MWN)