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Five MACC oversight bodies to be reactivated

Five Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) external oversight bodies will be reactivated to keep the commission's check and balance mechanics in full throttle.

The five high-profile entities are the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB), Special Committee on Corruption (SCC), Complaints Committee (CC), Operations Review Panel (ORP), and Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel (CCPP).

Some of these entities are currently 'dormant' while awaiting the appointment of new members.

MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya (photo, above) said she would talk to the relevant authorities to reactivate the entities as she had no power to appoint members.

"Some are in the process of naming members but (the appointments) are beyond me,” she said in Putrajaya today.

“The power of appointment is that some will be under the Prime Minister's Department and Home Ministry purview and some will also require the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s consent,” she added.

Members of these entities are selected from well-respected and distinguished individuals.

Latheefa acknowledged the importance of the entities in ensuring MACC could perform its duties effectively, independently and professionally.

- Bernama

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