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.