The newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, Dzulkifli Ahmad, has vast experience in commercial and money-laundering-related crimes.
Dzulkifli, 48, who holds a law degree from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa, started his career as deputy public prosecutor (DPP) at the Commercial Crime Unit, Prosecution Division of the Attorney-General's Chamber (AGC) on June 7, 1993 and then to the Classified Unit from March 2002 to February 2003.
On Nov 1, 2010, he was appointed Commercial Crime Unit head at the AGC and on Jan 15, 2015, was appointed director of Criminal Case Management, before being appointed director of the National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team at the AGC on Aug 12, 2015.
Dzulkifli, who is married to Bitizela Mohd Bidin and has two children, also holds a Diploma in Syariah and Legal Practice from the same university.
He had handled many high profile cases, including cheating and criminal breach of trust involving Tabung Haji and of a woman who was charged with eight counts of money-laundering involving more than RM41 million.
Dzulkifli, who is from Kepala Batas, Penang, also prosecuted in the case involving former Selangor menteri besar Mohamad Khir Toyo who was charged with using his position to obtain land and a bungalow in Shah Alam and a cheating case in connection with the Port Klang Free Trade Zone (PKFZ) project.
Chief secretary to the government Ali Hamsa, in his statement today, announced the appointment of Dzulkifli as MACC chief commissioner from Aug 1, 2016 to July 31, 2021.
Dzulkifli replaces Abu Kassim Mohamed, who would take up a post at the Law Faculty of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) as integrity consultant.