Parliamentary Panel to Grill Latheefa on Impartiality, Credentials, Vision

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Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya will appear before Parliament’s Special Select Committee (PSC) on Major Public Appointments said its chairman William Leong.

Latheefa to address three issues:

  • Her impartiality as a former politician
  • Her lack of experience in investigating corruption cases
  • Her vision and mission to fight corruption

“We have asked Latheefa to address three issues on Thursday (June 20) at 2.30pm.

“The PSC wants to know how the new MACC chief is going to deal with the fact that she was once an active politician.

“She has no experience in investigating corruption cases, and we want to know how she will deal with this.

“We also invited Latheefa to update the committee on her vision and recommendations to raise integrity and fight corruption,” Leong said.

He added that PSC was not questioning Latheefa’s appointment but was focusing on her function and responsibilities as the new MACC chief.

“We are not questioning the validity of her appointment as that comes under the power of the Prime Minister,” he said.

On Tuesday, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said although Latheefa’s appointment was valid and a ‘done deal’, the PSC still had a right to call her.

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