UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Mahathir Mohamad has been on the job less than a week as Malaysia’s newly-elected Prime Minister.
Yet, the 92-year-old is already making sweeping changes.
On Monday, May 14, the Prime Minister announced he had placed Attorney General Apandi Ali on leave.
Reuters reported the AG had cleared former Prime Minister Najib Razak of wrong-doing in the scandal linked to the 1 Malaysian Development Berhad.
Mahathir said he would also appoint a new anti-corruption chief.
Dzulkifli Ahmad reportedly resigned but the commission later stated his contract had ended.
Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Ministry of Finance secretary-general, also found himself out of a job.
Chief Secretary Ali Hamsa said in a statement Irwan “is not allowed to conduct any duties as the secretary-general of the treasury, ministry of finance and anything related to the Ministry of Finance.”