Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed, the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed, the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed has vowed to restore the credibility of the agency when he takes over the reins starting January 1.

“I will introduce several plans and measures to redeem MACC’s integrity and public confidence,” he told reporters after opening the Integrity Conference 2009 here today.

He said cooperation from other agencies and non-government organisations was also important in restoring the MACC’s credibility.

“Without help from all quarters, the MACC will not be able to do a good job,” he said, adding that he was thankful that he was give the confidence to lead the agency.

Abu Kassim will replace MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan, who will retire by the end of the month, five months earlier than scheduled. — Bernama