Six key areas that new MACC chief Latheefa Koya should focus on


Selamat Hari Raya, folks! I hope you are lovely Raya break. While some of you were enjoying your ketupats, I was busy writing this piece. Let me know in the coments below if I missed out anything from Latheefa’s priority list.

Latheefa Koya’s appointment as chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has been widely welcomed despite certain reservations over the selection review process.

It is now clear that the PM had not even consulted the cabinet over the appointment. “Sometimes we get surprises, lah,” he said

This itself negates the system of checks and balances and places too much power in one person. In normal circumstances, it would leave the appointee beholden to the person who appointed her. And given the lack of a consultation process, not everyone appears happy with the appointment.

That said, Latheefa’s appointment has been described by others as a Raya gift to the nation. Many believe the corrupt now have good reason to quake in their boots. Her appointment was welcomed in much the same way as the appointments of Art Harun as Electoral Commission chairman, Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof as speaker of Parliament, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat as Chief Justice and Abdul Hamid Bador as police chief were lauded. Full article in the Aliran website

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Latheefa should begin probe on MARA financial mismanagement and dubious hotel purchase down under that smells corruptions.

Rosie Cheek

Latheefa to open PKR cans of worms first?


Malaysia Book of New Records new entry.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who claimed trial to seven new charges of corruption involving RM12.92mil, is now facing the most corruption charges as the party leader.

The latest charges, which he pleaded not guilty to yesterday at the Sessions Court, made his total charges going up to 54, surpassing his former boss Najib Razak.


PUTRAJAYA, June 13 — The Defence Ministry today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the purchase of six helicopters worth more than RM300 million in 2015, which have yet to be received by the Malaysian Armed Forces to date.


Minister of Defence Mat Sabu has shocked Malaysians by exposing the many instances of kickbacks and allegations of corruption in the Ministry of Defence.

Land swaps were authorised by a former prime minister and his defence ministers. The majority of fighter jets were stored in hangars because maintenance costs were not factored into the budget. The multitude of different types of planes made procurement and maintenance unmanageable.

Mohamad’s latest allegations of corruption about land and military hardware exposed the corruption that cost taxpayers several billion ringgits.


Gerakan to Latheefa: Reopen LGE probe, and two other things you need to do Read more at PETALING JAYA: Gerakan wants newly minted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya to reopen several high profile cases, including Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s bungalow case. Party president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau said this should be among the KPIs (key performance indicators) for her first 100 days in office. “Attorney General Tommy Thomas suddenly announced the withdrawal of the case,” he said, referring to the Lim case. “The MACC chief at the time was also surprised by the decision. “Latheefa… Read more »


MACC chief Latheefa Koya is a no nonsense, principled personality who will not flip-flop nor gostan in the face of challenges as much as her untiring fights for human rights & against injustice. Don’t expect her to backoff in tears (just b’cos cannot work with someone) & then drink coffee & selfie with adversaries in Star Buck. Many evil happenings in the past are resurfacing demanding immediate attention (for justice) from Latheefa, the most obvious is the alleged murder of Teoh Beng Hock by MACC officers in MACC building & the case closed with the alleged murderers still walking the… Read more »


“a no nonsense, principled personality who will not flip-flop nor gostan in the face of challenges as much as her untiring fights for human rights & against injustice”

Let the prosecution begins, else another disappointment awaits.


NGOs : so long it is someone that we like is appointed, we will not protest or kpkb against lack of accountability….

hehe…so typical