Latheefa Beebi Koya took her oath of office as Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara today.
Sultan Abdullah presented her the letter of appointment as the 14th MACC chief for a two-year term effective June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2021.
The swearing-in ceremony was in accordance with Section 5 (7) of the MACC 2009 Act, which states every chief commissioner who has been appointed shall take the oath of office before the King.
Latheefa, 46, takes over from Mohd Shukri Abdull, who had requested to shorten his service contract which should end on May 17, 2020.
Latheefa who holds a Bachelor’s of Law degree from the University of London, was the former executive director of Lawyers for Liberty and former central committee member of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
Also present at the ceremony were the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong and MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operation) Azam Baki.