(File pix) Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull. Bernama Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today congratulated its new chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull on his appointment.

In a statement, the commission said they welcomed the appointment of Mohd Shukri to lead MACC.

"MACC hopes he can fulfill the trust, responsibility and rakyat's hope to ensure this country is free from corruption and abuse of power," the statement read.

Mohd Shukri served with Malaysia's anti-corruption body for 32 years before retiring on July 31, 2016.

The last position he held was as MACC's deputy chief commissioner (operations).

His return to the commission was announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a press conference yesterday.