Latheefa claims ‘criminal plot’ to besmirch her reputation, says police report will be lodged

  • Nation
  • Monday, 13 Jan 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya (pic) claims a “criminal plot” to besmirch her reputation has emerged following the commission’s disclosure of several telephone recordings involving high-ranking officials including former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife.

“It has now come to my knowledge that in reaction to my disclosure on Jan 8, a criminal plot has been set in motion to fabricate and distribute materials intended to cast a slur upon my personal reputation.

“We believe that a lawyer is among the culprits involved in this plot, ” she said in a statement Monday (Jan 13) night.

She added that a police report would be made Tuesday (Jan 14) and that she would not falter from discharging her duties as the country’s top graft buster.

“My special officer will lodge a police report early Tuesday morning and hand over evidence of this to the police.

“I wish to send a clear message to those who are behind this, that I will not be threatened or intimidated from carrying out my duty as the Chief Commissioner of the MACC," Latheefa said.

The nine recordings are said to have taken place between Jan 5,2016, and July 29,2016.

The MACC said it received them anonymously just after New Year's Day.

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