Lawyer Latheefa appointed new MACC chief

Human rights lawyer Latheefa Koya takes over from Mohd Shukri Abdull to helm MACC. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 4, 2019.

PROMINENT human rights lawyer Latheefa Koya has been appointed as the new chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, said the Prime Minister’s Department in a statement today.

She replaces Mohd Shukri Abdull, who requested that his contract be shortened from its full tenure, which was supposed to end on May 17 next year.

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  • Very good choice. We need a known no-nonsense, straight talking person like Lateefa to plant the fear of God into the corrupt, and I think Lateefa will do a good job in this. No compromise and no mercy for the ones striving to destroy the nation through corruption.

    Posted 1 year ago by Mike Mok

  • Fantastic Raya gift for the public! Another important office has been placed in safe hands. After the AG's appointment and that of the Chief Justice and IGP, this is another brilliant move by the PM to secure the future of the country. Thank you, Dr Mahathir.

    Posted 1 year ago by Simple Sulaiman

  • Wow! Congrats to Latheefa Koya. I hope she'll continue to 'be herself' in the MACC, that the others will fall in line, and that she'll act without fear or favour, including when dealing with PKR offences. However, this appointment also continues the ongoing depletion of the ranks of veteran human rights defenders. I also hope to see more young lawyers rising up to fill her shoes in Lawyers for Liberty and other organisations.

    Posted 1 year ago by Anak Kampung

  • It is a tiring job. Mountains of work to do. Mohd Sukril Abdul is definitely tired. He deserves a good rest. We are sure Latheefa will continue his good work. Congratulations!

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • I hope Latheefa will relinquish all her party posts. I suppose this is a requirement (and if it isn't it should be).

    Posted 1 year ago by Anak Kampung

  • Shukri cant deliver. You just have to look at his press conference when he was appointed to know that. Latheefa is miles more intelligent and she CAN deliver as she has been honed into a sharp sword fighting court cases for justice. Najib and his cohorts shall shiver now.

    Posted 1 year ago by Kinetica Cho