Abu Kassim to remain as MACC chief

Abu Kassim to remain as MACC chief
Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

PETALING JAYA - Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed will remain as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner and has also ruled out "bowing to pressure from any parties".

In a statement yesterday, the Commission dispelled reports on local news portals that Abu Kassim would be replaced due to health reasons.

The Commission said that Abu Kassim's contract as the chief commissioner would only end in 2018 while his compulsory retirement from civil service was in 2020.

Abu Kassim holds to his decision that he will not bow to any pressure, and will quit on his own accord or because of health reasons.

"For now, there is no pressure from any group to end his tenure in MACC," the statement added.

Abu Kassim underwent surgery for a back problem in August last year and was back on duty by October.

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