M’sia’s anti-graft agency appoints 24 independent members to board and panels

File photo of Former
Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang who has been appointed Chairman of the ACAB. Photo courtesy of BERNAMA.

PUTRAJAYA, June 30 (Bernama) — Twenty-four independent members of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today received their appointment letters.

Comprising professionals and experts in their respective field and representing the different sectors of society, the members include former Inspector General of Police Ismail Omar and ex-Bernama Chairman Datuk Seri Azman Ujang.

The appointments were for the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB), Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel (CCPP) and the Operations Review Panel (ORP).

The appointment letters for the panellists to the independent body, who will monitor and serve as a check and balance on the functions and operations of the MACC, were presented by MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki, at the commission’s headquarters here.

The MACC in a statement today said that seven ACAB members were appointed by the King, Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah with effect from May 21, 2020 to May 20, 2023.

The appointment was on the advice of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in accordance with Section 13 of the MACC Act 2009 (Act 694), he said.

Former Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang has been appointed Chairman of the ACAB, while other members include former Inspector-General of Police  Tan Sri Ismail Omar, and former Chairman of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) Datuk Seri Azman Ujang.

Also on the ACAB are Datuk Seri Akhbar Satar who is President of Malaysian Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Datuk Dr Hamzah Kassim (Managing director of The IA Group), Datuk David Chua Kok Tee (   Managing director of DC & A Group) and Associate Professor Datuk Dr Mohammad Agus Yusoff (Academician, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia).

The MACC said 12 CCPP members and five ORP members were appointed by the Prime Minister. 

“The CCPP will be effective from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2022, while the ORP is effective from April 1, 2020 to May 30, 2022,” the statement said.

CCPP Members:

1. Tan Sri Borhan Dolah (Chairman)

     Former Public Service director-general

2. Datuk Manja Ismail

    Director Current Affairs and Factual TV and Digital, Primeworks Studios

3. Datuk Prof Dr Azizan Baharuddin

    Director-General, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) 

4. Prof Dr Edmund Terence Eric Boniface Gomez

    Professor at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya.

5. Datuk Chamil Wariya

    Chairman of Malaysian Press Institute (MPI)

6. Datuk Freddie Fernandez

    President of Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia

7. Jufitri Joha

    President, Malaysian Youth Council 

8. Datuk Dr Siti Norlasiah Ismail

    Former director-general of National Population and Family Development Board

9. Norita Che Ali

    Chairperson of Pertubuhan Ekonomi Wanita dan Kebajikan

10. Datuk Nadzim Johan

      Chief Activist of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM)

11. Datuk Md Yusof Md Aslam

      Managing Director of Skop Productions Sdn Bhd

12. Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu

      Advocate & Solicitor at Shukor Baljit & Partners

ORP Members :

1. Datuk Ahmad Rosli Mohd Sham (Chairman)

    Former deputy head II Prosecution Division, Attorney General’s Chambers 

2. Dr Hj Mazlan Haji Ahmad

    Former deputy director Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Division, Bank Negara Malaysia 

3. Datuk Abdul Manap Dim

    Former deputy chief executive officer (Compliance), Inland Revenue Board 

4. Datuk Mohd Faudzi Che Mamat

 Former Kelantan State secretary 

5. Datuk Azimah Abdul Hamid

    Former Customs deputy director-general (Enforcement and Compliance)