Latheefa meets Parliament committee; gives full cooperation


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 04 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya says she has met with the Parliament's Special Select Committee (PSC) and given them her full cooperation.

"I'm satisfied with the process and I was able to answer to the best of my ability," she told reporters after the 45-minute meeting.

"There were a variety of questions mainly, whether I am capable and also what are my vision and mission, as well as my focus," she said.

Meanwhile, Parliament's Special Select Committee (PSC) on Major Public Appointments chairman William Leong said he hoped to table the outcome of the meeting in Parliament before the end of this sitting.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof had said although Latheefa's appointment was valid and a "done deal", the PSC still had a right to ask for a meeting with her.

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.

Upon being appointed, she resigned as PKR member and 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 Cabinet on the matter.

On Wednesday (June 12), PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Dr Mahathir was prepared to meet the PSC with regard to Latheefa's appointment.


   

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