Anwar Meets PM, Talks About Latheefa, MACC

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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said he met Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for about 30 minutes today.

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According to Anwar, he explained to the premier the context behind the former’s questions on how Latheefa Koya was appointed MACC chief commissioner.

In a post on his Facebook page, Anwar said they both agreed that graft committed during the Pakatan Harapan and BN administration can be handled more efficiently under Latheefa.

Last Friday, Anwar had urged Mahathir to clarify why the appointment of the MACC chief did not meet the process outlined in Harapan’s GE14 manifesto.

Item 14 of the manifesto had, among others, promised that Harapan will ensure that the appointment of the MACC chief would be subjected to scrutiny by Parliament.

However, as William Leong, the chairperson of Parliament’s Select Committee on Major Public Appointments, pointed out, the legislative should not interfere with executive processes to ensure separation of powers.

Meanwhile, Anwar, who is also the head of the parliamentary caucus on reform and governance, said he informed the prime minister that Leong’s committee was seeking a meeting.

Anwar said other issues discussed with Mahathir include international relations. – Malaysiakini