Confirm! Latheefa Koya resigns as MACC Chief

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Latheefa Koya meets Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on her resignation as the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Latheefa Koya meets Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on her resignation as the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

KUALA LUMPUR – The Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Latheefa Koya said that she has handed her resignation letter to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday, 2 March, subject to the approval of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

In a statement, Latheefa said that the decision on her resignation was made by herself and not due to any external pressure.

“My intention is to return to my practice as a human rights advocate,” she said.

According to Latheefa, she has met the Prime Minister yesterday in a very cordial discussion and Muhyiddin understood her position.

“I also briefed the Prime Minister about our ongoing actions and efforts for the recovery of the stolen 1MDB monies from abroad. He was fully supportive of these actions.

She also said that she has briefed the Deputy Chief Commissioner of MACC (Operations), Datuk Seri Azam Baki as well as the other department heads to ensure an orderly handover of duties.

She took the opportunity to thank the former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the staff of MACC and the people for their support throughout her tenure in MACC. -MalaysiaGazette

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