CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MACC CHIEF

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MACC CHIEF

I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Latheefa Koya on her appointment as the first female MACC chief.

However, I would also like to point out that her appointment does raise some key questions.

Firstly, I would like to ask whether her appointment had gone through the Parliamentary Select Committee on Major Public Appointments. This committee was formed for appointments like this in order to ensure that there is better transparency when it comes to key appointments.

Secondly, I would like to state that Pakatan Harapan has made it clear in its manifesto that it is against political appointments. If Latheefa is still a PKR member she should resign from the party as I believe that she will do well as the new MACC chief.

I am glad to note that there are term limits. I hope term limits can be standardised in all key institutions especially in SUHAKAM (limited to 2terms), Election Commission (no limit – till retirement) and the future IPCMC ( to keep to two terms).

I also look forward to also seeing the appointment of the new SUHAKAM commissioners in the near future and hope that it will be done the right way to ensure transparency and increase public trust in our institutions.

MARIA CHIN ABDULLAH
PETAING JAYA MP