Latheefa's appointment as new MACC chief sparks online petitions


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: Two online petitions have surfaced following the appointment of Latheefa Koya (pic) as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief.

The two Change.org petitions are neck and neck in the number of signatories.

As of 3pm on Saturday (June 8), the petition calling for her resignation has received over 3,880 signatures.

Supported by Wangsa Maju MP Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew, the petition, which called for her removal as chief commissioner, said it was against Pakatan Harapan's principle of having political appointments in the MACC.

It said efforts to reform the MACC into an independent body free from political appointments had been tainted.

Meanwhile, the petition supporting Latheefa's appointment received over 4,600 signatures.

This petition, started by one Alvin Chong, sang praises of the lawyer's experience as a human rights lawyer and in politics.

Latheefa's appointment, announced on June 4, came as a surprise to many.

She replaced Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, who quit before his tenure was to have ended in 2020.

She then resigned as a PKR member and the executive director of Lawyers for Liberty.

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

He also said that he had "listened to many people" before making his decision.

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