Latheefa’s task ahead: A corruption-averse and graft-free Malaysia

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya says her task ahead is to transform Malaysia into a corruption-averse and graft-free society.

Malaysia’s first female anti-graft chief said she would be looking into long term measures, including education, to create a culture of intolerance to corruption.

“My job is clear. It is to go after corruption anywhere and everywhere it is found,” she said here today.

“With the support of the rakyat and my officers in the MACC, we can transform Malaysia into a corruption-averse and graft-free society.

“It is the fundamental right of every Malaysian to live, work and prosper in a corruption-free society.

“With God’s help, I hope to succeed in this task.”

Latheefa noted that many opinions had been expressed since her appointment was announced on the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“Everyone is entitled to question, criticise or express their opinion, so that is alright,” she added.

Latheefa began her first full day as the new MACC chief today.

Her appointment to the anti-graft body on June 4 had caught many by surprise. She had subsequently resigned as a PKR member and as the executive director of Lawyers for Liberty.

She replaced Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, who had stepped down before the end of his tenure.


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