Latheefa Koya (File pic)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sent its condolences to the family of former MACC chief commissioner, the late Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan, 67, who died at 11.10 p.m. yesterday.
MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said he died at his daughter’s home from heart problems.
“He was MACC chief commissioner from May 14, 2007 until December 31, 2009,” she said in a statement today.
Ahmad Said who underwent treatment at the National Heart Institute died at his daughter’s home in Rawang last night. He will be buried at the Kota Damansara Muslim Cemetery after zohor prayers today.
Ahmad Said who was from Balik Pulau, Penang, was an arts graduate of Universiti Sains Malaysia and obtained his masters degree in criminology from the Indiana State University, America.
Under his leadership, the name Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) was changed to MACC, and he was made its first chief. He retired six months earlier than the end of his contract to spend time with his family.