Former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah(photo above) has slammed the transfer of two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officials to the Prime Minister's Department as a "blatant show of power".
MACC special operations division chief Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin and strategic communications director Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob were transferred with immediate effect for "disciplinary issues" earlier today.
"This is a blatant show of power and shows that there are people who are not happy with MACC's efforts to find the truth," Saifuddin told The Malaysian Insider today in reaction to the transfer.
Their transfer comes shortly after seven MACC officers were interrogated, its offices raided twice, and two of its officers detained overnight by the police within the period of a week.
MACC was investigating SRC International, a company formerly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and currently under the Finance Ministry.
"This will strengthen the perception that there is a clear obstruction for MACC to do their duties," said Saifuddin.
In his Twitter account, he also described the transfer as "madness". Saifuddin is also the CEO of the Global Movement of Moderates.
He is generally known as a moderate in Umno and has often disagreed with his party colleagues on national policy matters.
Source: The Malaysian Insider