KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9, 2015:
“I will talk to you later, let me settle some things first.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said this to reporters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) soon after landing following an official visit to the United States.
Mohd Shukri, who was earlier rumoured to have been asked to take forced leave, landed after a Dubai flight at 9.40pm.
It was understood that he later met the anti-graft agency deputy chief commissioner (prevention) Datuk Mustafar Ali and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low.
What was discussed during the meeting, that lasted 10 to 15 minutes in the VIP lounge, was not disclosed.
He came out of the airport about 10pm accompanied by more than 10 bodyguards and several MACC representatives.
When reporters posed questions, he only replied: “I will talk to you later. Thank you for your support.”
Last month, Mohd Shukri said MACC had opened investigation papers on SRC International Sdn Bhd and the RM2.6 billion funnelled into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private account.
SRC International was one of the subsidiary companies of national sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), but has now been absorbed by the Finance Ministry.
Mohd Shukri had earlier offered to trade himself for two of his officers, Special Operations director Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin and Strategic Communications director Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob, who on Friday were transferred to the Prime Minister’s Department.
He was reported as having said that the duo’s action was carried out under his orders.
A solidarity gathering involving MACC officers was originally planned to welcome him back, but that did not take place.