Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed will step down as Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on Aug 1. Pix by Halim Salleh.

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed will step down on Aug 1.

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, announcing this today, said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had given his consent to Abu Kassim's application to end his service with a month's notice.

Ali said Abu Kassim would still serve as an anti-corruption officer until his mandatory retirement on Dec 5, 2020.

"The government expresses its appreciation to Abu Kassim for all his contributions in his capacity as the MACC chief commissioner to free Malaysia from corruption," Ali said in a statement.

He said the government also congratulated Abu Kassim on his appointment as a faculty member (guest expert) of the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria, a world-renowned anti-corruption institution of excellence under the auspices of the United Nations.

Ali said Abu Kassim would contribute his expertise as a consultant at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and would remain the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities vice-president and a member of the Board of Governance of the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria until the expiry of the terms of office.