Dr M to Anwar: Decision to appoint Latheefa final

Dr Mahathir was speaking to reporters at an Aidifiltri open house hosted by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir and his wife Tok Puan Norzieta Zakaria at their official residence Seri Mentaloon here today. Source (pic): TTF

The decision to appoint Latheefa Koya as the new Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is final, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Dr Mahathir said this when asked to comment on media reports that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was of the opinion that the Prime Minister should clarify Latheefa’s appointment as the new MACC chief.


ALOR STAR: The decision to appoint Latheefa Koya as the new Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is final, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The prime minister said the appointment was made just as he had done for other senior officers.




“There is no problem, I appoint a lot of people, this (Latheefa’s appointment) is just one of them, that’s all… (the decision to appoint Latheefa) if already decided, it’s final.

“Obviously I am not going to retract it, then they will say I am making a U-turn,” he said.

Dr Mahathir was speaking to reporters at an Aidifiltri open house hosted by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir and his wife Tok Puan Norzieta Zakaria at their official residence Seri Mentaloon here today.

Dr Mahathir was accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.

Dr Mahathir said this when asked to comment on media reports that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was of the opinion that the Prime Minister should clarify Latheefa’s appointment as the new MACC chief.

Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir said his relationship with Anwar was still good and that there were no problems between them.

Anwar, he said, had the right to seek clarification on the appointment of the new MACC chief commissioner.

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“He has the right to ask, I have the right to reply,” he said.

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