Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Hidden Hands transferred the most Feared and Vocal MACC man

Vocal MACC director transferred to PM's Dept

Vocal Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) special operations director Bahri Mohd Zin has been transferred to the Prime Minister's Department with immediate effect.

Bahri was spearheading the SRC International Sdn Bhd probe, including the transfer of RM42 million into Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's personal bank accounts.

The MACC director had landed in the limelight after he claimed on Monday that hidden hands were responsible for the police targetting his personnel and vowed to track them down "till kingdom come".

Contacted by Malaysiakini, Bahri declined to comment on the matter.

"I might end up (being transferred) elsewhere if I comment on this issue," he quipped.

Also transferred was MACC strategic communication director Rohaizad Yaakob, who received the delegation of opposition leaders yesterday and thanked them for their support (photo).

Rohaizad was also moved to the PM's Department which oversees the anti-corruption commission.

Their transfer comes after Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had vouched that there will be no more action taken on MACC investigators.

A source claimed that the two were transferred over "disciplinary issues".

'The last wave'

The scene in front of the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya this afternoon was sombre when Bahri, hailed as a hero by many, walked out of the office for the last time.
Clad in a checkered shirt and blazer, he walked with a grim expression before entering a heavily-tinted maroon Proton Inspira. He did not speak to anyone.

However, the car stopped briefly and Bahri brought down the rear passenger window. He then waved to several of his staff in front of the headquarters' courtyard.

One MACC officer muttered "lambaian terakhir" (final wave) as the car left D6 Parcel D of the government complex.

Though Rohaizad (photo) refused to comment on his transfer as he exited the building, he however thanked reporters for being present.

However, there has been no official confirmation on the transfer and Malaysiakini is seeking clarification from the Prime Minister's Office.

Transfers follow Gani's removal

Action taken on the two MACC officers comes after Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa announced the appointment of former Federal Court judge Mohamed Apandi Ali to replace Abdul Gani Patail on July 28.

This was followed with the removal of Muhyiddin Yassin as deputy prime minister and replaced with Ahmad Zahid.

Gani headed the multi-agency task force investigating the fiasco surrounding 1MDB, which is the brainchild of Najib.

On July 2, The Wall Street Journal had published a report stating RM2.6 billion was deposited into Najib's personal accounts.

The multi-agency task force comprised the police, MACC, Bank Negara, and was headed by Gani.

However, the MACC announced on Wednesday that Apandi ordered there is no need for the special task force.

The commission also revealed that the RM2.6 billion was donation from an unidentified Middle Eastern source.

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