PAS welcomes Latheefa's appointment as MACC chief commissioner

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: PAS has welcomed the appointment of Latheefa Koya as chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).

PAS secretary general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the party was confident that Latheefa was qualified and suitable for the position, and that she was no longer a member of any political party.

“She has to prove that she can carry out the duties of the position without fear or favour in the fight against corruption on all levels,” he said in a statement on Thursday (June 6).

He added that the party wished her the best in fulfilling her job scope with integrity.

Latheefa's appointment – announced on June 4 – came as a surprise to many. She replaced Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull, who quit before his tenure was to have ended in 2020.

She has resigned as a PKR member and as the executive director of Lawyers For Liberty.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it was his personal decision to appoint Latheefa to the post, and that he did not consult the Cabinet on the matter.

Many, including the Malaysian Bar, have questioned the manner in which Latheefa was appointed, and her suitability to hold the position.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Job scams: 110 Malaysians rescued, 174 still stranded overseas, say cops
Fourth mercury spill in Sabah schools in less than two months
Dr Wee meets representatives of ICAO countries for mutual cooperation
Caretaker PM can still handle floods, says Zahid in continued call for GE15 this year
Govt seeks to forfeit assets of former 1MDB director
Zahid’s views on NRC unacceptable, says Muhyiddin’s former secretary
2.3 million outstanding traffic summonses in Johor, say cops
Businessman abducted in Pandan Indah, later released
Dr Wee attends ICAO reception in Montreal
DNA test to identify remains found in Keramat Pulai quarry rockfall ongoing, says Perak police chief

Others Also Read