MACC chief should be apolitical, insists select committee chair

Chan Kok Leong

William Leong, Selayang MP and chair of the select committee on major public appointments, says the panel deserves a chance to answer the question of whether Lateefah Koya’s appointment is an exception or not. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, June 8, 2019.

THE new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief should not be someone from political circles as it could compromise the agency, said the chair of a parliamentary select committee, William Leong.

“The neutrality of the MACC chief is very important. Given the circumstances, the anti-corruption agency will invariably investigate reports related to politicians from both sides. 

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  • Oh for God sake Shut Up !!!. Should or should not is no more what the country needs now. Did you question Hamid bador in his appoinment. Did you interview and select the appoinment for replacement in Bank Negara. Did you alos interview the appoinment of chief justice. Were you around when Mahatir appointed the Cabinent Ministers or did your role as Chairman formally validated by others. Stop falling on the reasoning of neutrlity , or appolitical status when after 61 years of a single party calling the shot in the country , all those idealist thinking are history. Unless we implement tough measures in place and not wishy washy kind of idealist wish list nothing will happen in this country. Stop dreaming. Mahatir I believe has realised that after all his 22 years of undoing the country set up are now facing all his wrong doing which are constantly haunting him.He is applying different strokes for different folks and this is much better than the ordinary way of operating which will deem to be slow and facing lots of bullshit opinions from the inexperience Ministers and Institutions. Anyway do not place so much importance in your role as it is in the wrong place , wrong time and wrong country. i am not saying we should not start on it but not now !!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted 4 years ago by Lee Lee

  • The problem isn't one of ignoring procedure. The deepest problem is PKR's factionalism which is destroying the soul of the party and much of its leadership. Many of the latter's pronouncements these days are so partisan as to be useless as a guide to how the party will vindicate the popular support they received over 20 years. Is there any point to being pure in procedure but dishonest in deed? The opposition's carping is not even worth talking about. We can listen to well-meaning 'civil society voices' but they should not be inflexible.

    Posted 4 years ago by Boo Teik Khoo

  • Mr William Leong needs to clarify under which law of the land, the MACC must be apolitical. If the appointment is lawful, it should be accepted every citizen unless the PKR politician considers himself above the law. He should not allow considerations of his party faction affliation to taint his public statements. If not happy, change the law first then the rule of law will be seen to prevail.

    Posted 4 years ago by Panchen Low