C - Political Reform C04. Anti-Corruption

C04-04: Appointment of these (MACC) Commissioners must be validated democratically by Parliament.

Pakatan Manifesto PG41 May 10, 2018

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Jun 2019

Latheefa Koya is new MACC chief

New Straits Times June 04, 2019

By Beatrice Nita Jay - June 4, 2019 @ 3:18pm KUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer and Lawyer’s for Liberty executive director, Latheefa Koya has been appointed as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner effective June 1. Her appointment comes after the resignation of Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull who shortened his contract which was due to end on May 17, 2020. In a statement today, the Prime Minister’s Department said Shukri’s application to resign was approved by the Yang diPertuan Agong and thanked him for his services. Latheefa will helm the position of chief commissioner for two years. “This appointment is a step towards reforming government institutions,” the statement said. Shukri served at the MACC for 22 years before opting for early retirement on July 31, 2016 as the deputy chief commissioner (operation). He was quoted as saying that his return to MACC on May 22, 2018 was due to some “unfinished business”. When he was first appointed in 2018, Shukri recalled his time of running away from Malaysian authorities to the United States after his former chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed decided to indict former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the RM2.6bil that was found in his personal bank account. Shukri left for Washington on July 31, 2015 to present the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case to the US authorities.

May 2018

Former Bersih 2.0 chairman backs Dr M's naming of MACC chief

Malay Mail May 20, 2018

New Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah said the appointment of Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull as the chief commissioner of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) now was necessary despite breaching Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto. Despite critics pointing out that PH pledged to such appointments to be made by Parliament, the former Bersih 2.0 chairman said the move now was justified and that Parliament’s consent was not needed. “The MACC is an important institution to curb corruption and if there is no one to helm we need to find a capable replacement. “Therefore his appointment is the new Pakatan government’s continued fulfilment of promises made to the people,” she said during a Facebook live interview session with Sinar Harian today. The MACC chief’s appointment was announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the latter chaired the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting on Thursday. Mohd Shukri, 58, served with the national graftbusters for 32 years before retiring on July 31, 2016. The last position he held was MACC’s deputy chief commissioner (operations). He replaced Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad who submitted a letter on May 14 to the Chief Secretary to the Government to end his contract as MACC chief commissioner. His contract was supposed to end in July, 2021.