Anwar meets Dr M, discusses Latheefa's appointment as MACC chief


PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss several issues, including the recent appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief.

The Port Dickson MP said he met the Prime Minister at the latter's office in Putrajaya for about 30 minutes on Tuesday (June 11).

"I have explained the context of Latheefa's appointment as MACC's chief commissioner.

"I have also informed Dr Mahathir that the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) has sent a letter to meet him over the matter," he said in a post on his Facebook page.

Anwar added that both of them agreed that any graft committed during Pakatan Harapan or the previous Barisan Nasional's ruling needs to be handled more efficiently by Latheefa and MACC.

"Other issues involving international matters were also discussed during the meeting," he said.

The post on Anwar's Facebook page included a picture of them shaking hands.

Latheefa's appointment had set a wildfire on social media, with some questioning the decision to pick the former PKR legal advisor for the position.

Dr Mahathir had said that his decision to appoint Latheefa to take over from Datuk Seri Mohd Shuki Abdull was final.

PSC chairman William Leong had also said that the committee would convene a meeting to discuss Latheefa's appointment on Thursday (June 13).

Leong acknowledged that the PSC had no power to appoint or reject a candidate but merely served as a check-and-balance mechanism to ensure appointments to key government posts were merit-based.


   

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