New MACC chief to bring integrity, professionalism

KUCHING: Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Doris Sophia Brodie,  hoped that the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Chief Commissioner of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will bring full integrity and professionalism.

Doris when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune yesterday said that the prime minister (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) had made his decision to appoint Latheefa Koya as the new MACC Chief Commissioner and as she understood from the news in the social media, Latheefa is already on the job since June 4.

Doris Brodie

“According to Section 5(1) of the SPRM Act 2009, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong appoints the Chief Commissioner of MACC at the advice of the Prime Minister.

“Whether or not the Premier acted unilaterally prior to advising the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, only the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Cabinet members and leaders would know. As far as I am concerned, Latheefa’s appointment is legal and she is able to bring up the position,” she said.

Doris also pointed out that if the prime minister, as reported in the newspapers and social media, had not practised the reform measure by not presenting his nomination to the Parliament Select Committee introduced last year to fulfil the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s pre-election manifesto, “I am not the least surprise because the PH government is famous for their U-Turns and nevertheless, they almost don’t practice what they have preached.”

Therefore, she believed that Malaysians at large are not blind, when the time comes, they will be the judge.

Meanwhile, she hoped that Latheefa will perform her duty with integrity and professionalism.