21 July 2018
Ex-MACC chief now lawyer in firm appointed by Umno to claim seized millions (TMI) Any conflict-of-interest from one who was recently charged with upholding public good in ensuring no conflict-of-interest by country’s public officials?
A search on the Malaysian Bar website showed that Dzulkifli is a registered lawyer working with Scivetti & Associates. His data was last updated on July 9.
The firm was recently appointed by Umno to look into recovering cash seized by police from premises linked to former prime minister Najib Razak.
Money and valuables, worth more than RM1.1 billion, were seized from the premises, in connection with investigations into the 1MDB scandal.
Tania Scivetti, who runs the firm, had worked with Umno lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on several cases. Scivetti, born in Australia and educated in the US, was admitted to practice in the high court of Malaysia in 2007.
Shafee is the lead counsel for Najib, who faces graft charges relating to SRC International, a former 1MDB subsidiary that is now owned by the Finance Ministry.
Dzulkifli, a graduate of International Islamic University Malaysia, resigned as MACC chief on May 14, five days after Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election.
Police last year said they had opened investigation papers on the case, but there has yet to be any development.
THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT
14 June 2018
Former MACC chief Dzulkifli ordered to retire early
DZULKIFLI Ahmad, who stepped down as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s chief last month and returned to his former post in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, was ordered to go on early retirement, sources said.
Sources told The Malaysian Insight that Dzulkifli was told to go on early retirement on June 8 after recommendations made by Putrajaya received full consent from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
23 May 2018
Dzulkifli was a traitor to the country, says new MACC chief
Newly appointed MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull has described his predecessor Dzulkifli Ahmad as a “traitor to the country.”
“I retired early in October 2016 because I didn’t want to serve under him. I consider him a traitor to the country.
“As a deputy public prosecutor (before becoming MACC chief) he should have advised the MACC on further evidence to collect, not protect wrongdoers,” he said at a press conference in Putrajaya today.
Shukri has come out of retirement to head the MACC at Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s request.
Dzulkifli had quit as MACC chief last week. He had initially taken up the position in 2016 after serving with the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
He had been accused of turning a blind eye to the 1MDB scandal involving former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Malaysiakini has contacted Dzulkifli for a response.
14 May 2018
MACC boss resigns
Dzulkifli Ahmad has tendered his resignation letter to the government’s chief secretary.
KUALA LUMPUR: The chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), Dzulkifli Ahmad, has resigned.
It is understood that Dzulkifli, who was appointed two years ago to the post, sent his resignation letter to Chief Secretary to the Government, Ali Hamsa, this morning.
Dzulkifli previously headed the National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, before taking over from Abu Kassim Mohamed in 2016.
#Alert MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad resigned from his post this morning – MACC source
15 November 2017