PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Monday handed over letters of appointment to 26 members of three independent panels of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), 19 of them new faces.
They were appointed as members of the Operations Review Panel; Complaints Committee; and Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel.
The duration of appointments to the Operations Review Panel and Complaints Committee is for two years and to the Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel, one year.
The members of the Operations Review Panel are former Sarawak State Secretary Tan Sri Dr Hamid Bugo; New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd chairman Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan; Bank Islam (M) Bhd chairman Datuk Zamani Abdul Ghani.
Former deputy auditor-general Datuk Azizah Arshad; Public Complaints Bureau former director-general Datuk Wan Abdul Wahab Abdullah; Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Accounting Research Institute director Prof Dr Normah Omar.
Universiti Sains Malaysia Criminology Faculty associate professor Dr Sundramoorthy M. Pathmanathan and former Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee.
The members of the Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel are Media Prima chairman Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar; Limkokwing University president Tan Sri Dr Lim Kok Wing; Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations president Datuk Dr Marimuthu Nadason; Kumpulan Media Karangkraf chairman Datuk Dr Hussamuddin Yaacub.
Federation of Chinese Associations of Malaysia (Hua Zong) honorary deputy secretary-general Datuk Prof Dr Chin Yew Sin; advocate and solicitor Datuk Zuraidah Atan; Malaysian Islamic Development Department former director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz.
Public Complaints Bureau former director-general Datuk Khalid Ibrahim; Institute of Marketing Malaysia president Datuk Sharifah Mohd Ismail; USM Right Livelihood College former director Datuk Dr Anwar Fazal.
UiTM Faculty of Accountancy lecturer Prof Dr Syed Noh Syed Ahmad; UiTM Communication and Media Studies lecturer Assoc Prof Dr Ismail Sualman; Malaysia Institute of Internal Auditors former president Walter Sandosam and The Sun Daily editor R. Nadeswaran.
The Complaints Committee members are former Sarawak state secretary Tan Sri Wilson Baya Dandot; former Sabah federal secretary Datuk Mohammad Hatta Abd Aziz;
Public Service Department former deputy director-general Datuk Ahmad Said and MACC General Service and Human Resource Management and General Administration former director Rohani Abdul Kadir.
MACC, which was set up in 2009, has five independent bodies, namely Special Committee on Corruption; Anti-Corruption Advisory Board; Operations Review Panel; Complaints Committee, and Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel.