Vexed over the sudden transfer of two directors, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) number two Mohd Shukri Abdull has demanded their reinstatement.
Mohd Shukri, who is currently attending a course in the United States, said he was willing to be made the sacrificial lamb instead.
"Take me, but return the two MACC men," he told Malaysiakini in a text message.
"My officers acted based on my instructions," he added.
Asked for further comments, a disappointed Mohd Shukri replied, "I have no mood now."
He was responding to the immediate transfer of MACC special operations division director Bahri Mohamad Zin ( photo ) and strategic communication director Rohaizad Yaakob this evening.
The pair was transferred to the Prime Minister's Department purportedly for disciplinary reasons. However, there has been no official confirmation on the transfer.
Bahri had openly criticised the police for interfering in the MACC probe concerning the Finance Ministry-owned firm SRC International.
He blamed hidden hands for the police action and vowed to uncover the culprits.
His division's probe also focused on the transfer of RM42 million from SRC International subsidiaries to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's personal bank accounts between late 2014 and early this year.
Najib is also the finance minister.
The police have denied interfering or acting on external orders, saying it was investigating leaked documents from the SRC probe.
Meanwhile, Rohaizad landed in trouble after meeting with opposition leaders and lawmakers who went to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya to express support yesterday.
Mohd Shukri was named in certain blogs as those conspiring to topple Najib alongside other high-profile individuals such as Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz.