Azam Baki

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Azam Baki has been appointed as the new chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) effective today.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in a statement, said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has consented to Azam’s appointment in accordance with subsection 5(1) of the MACC Act 2009.

Azam has previously served as MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations).

The statement also said that Al-Sultan Abdullah had consented to Latheefa Koya’s request to shorten her contract as MACC chief commissioner effective today (March 9).

“The government would like to express its highest gratitude to Latheefa for her service during her tenure as the MACC chief commissioner,” it said.

On March 6, Latheefa confirmed that she had tendered her resignation to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on March 2.

In a statement to the media, Latheefa said that the resignation was her own decision and speculations that pressure was brought upon her to do so was baseless. – Bernama