Tan Sri James Jemut Masing

KUCHING: Any open investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must continue despite the resignation of its chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing stressed this, while wishing the outgoing MACC chief commissioner well in her future endeavours.

Latheefa quit her post yesterday, with her deputy Datuk Seri Azam Baki taking charge.

Her resignation follows that of another ex-prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad appointee, former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, who quit recently.

“I am very happy to note that MACC is still pursuing the alleged transfer of 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds overseas.

“This includes other funds wth dubious sources deposited in overseas banking instutitions. This must be pursued wthout fear and favour,” he told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

In her resignation statement, Latheefa cited her desire to return to being a human rights advocate.

She added that the decision was solely hers and that speculations she succumbed to pressure were baseless.