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Shukri Abdull returns to spotlight as Malaysia's anti-graft chief

He says he rejoined the agency just to complete 1MDB probe

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Shukri Abdull, speaking at a press conference at the MACC office in Putrajaya last Tuesday, said he "almost died" while investigating 1MDB and its subsidiary SRC International. He was removed from the case i
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Shukri Abdull, speaking at a press conference at the MACC office in Putrajaya last Tuesday, said he "almost died" while investigating 1MDB and its subsidiary SRC International. He was removed from the case in July 2015 and ordered to go on leave until his retirement in October 2016.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Just two weeks ago, Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull was enjoying life as a retiree, playing with his grandchild and spending time with his family.

But the former investigator has found himself in the spotlight suddenly after he was brought back into the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as the new chief under the Pakatan Harapan-led government.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'Shukri returns to spotlight as Malaysia's anti-graft chief'. Print Edition | Subscribe