Shukri: I won't be taking revenge, it’s about the rule of law


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 22 May 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Newly minted top graft buster Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull wants to leave it to the rule of law to decide who is right and who is wrong.

“I am not going to take revenge in any form or through anyone. The law will decide.

“We must respect him because is the former Prime Minister but I’m telling you, let the law take its course,” he said when asked how he felt about having Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak present at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to have his statement recorded.

Shukri said many might have questioned why he was silent after he retired and why he did not want to come out and tell the public everything about the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

He added that even his former colleague Datuk Bahri Mohd Zin urged him to reveal everything and it did not matter if they would go to jail or have action taken against them under the Official Secrets Act.

Bahri was the former Special Operations Division director who was transferred out of MACC in 2015 and reinstated three days later. He opted for early retirement early last year.

“I told Bahri that we will not succeed that way. We will only be arrested and after a few days, Malaysians will forget,” he told a press conference at the MACC headquarters here on Tuesday.

“I said we have to be more strategic so that what we have now can be made known to the rakyat.

“For one and a half years, I have been telling the rakyat what I have in small groups – in WhatsApp groups. I sent out thousands of messages,” Shukri said, adding that he would also talk about the matter with people he met.

“The RM2.6bil (scandal) is not a made up story. Who would donate RM2.6bil?

“It’s believable if it were RM2.6mil, but RM2.6bil is just too big,” he said.

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