The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) denies claims that its chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed will soon be replaced due to health concerns. Pix by Ahmad Irham Mohd Noor.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today denied claims that its chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed will soon be replaced due to health concerns.

In a statement today, the commission said that in a recent interview with Sinar Harian and Oriental Daily, Abu Kassim had maintained that he would not step down due to pressure from any quarters.

In the interview, Abu Kassim had said that he would only do so if his health condition required him to.

"For now, there has been no pressure from any quarters asking him to relinquish his service with the MACC," said the commission.

MACC added that Abu Kassim's contract as chief commissioner would only end in 2018, while his compulsory retirement date is in 2020.

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