So, why was Latheefa really made the MACC chief?

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By John Isaac

Was the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the head of the anti-corruption agency only because corruption had reached critical proportions or part of some other sinister plan?

The G25 group of former senior civil servants feels the appointment was strictly in accordance with the law and was made under "exceptional circumstances".

Yes, while it cannot be denied that the level of corruption in the country is alarming, many remain skeptical over the appointment.

It is no secret that there are factions within the Pakatan Harapan administration and that Latheefa is of course aligned to one also.

As soon as news of her appointment went viral, tongues began wagging that she had been placed there to go after those aligned to a certain someone.

How far this is true, however, remains to be seen.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is surely going to step down soon and many believe Latheefa's appointment has to do with who is going to succeed Tun.

While Latheefa may be the suitable candidate for the job, the manner in which she was appointed raises eyebrows.

Even Cabinet ministers were in the dark over her appointment and many heard about it only after it was reported.

Insiders say some ministers were upset over this hush hush move by the premier, whom they feel should have at least informed Cabinet.

For those familiar with Tun Mahathir, he is certainly no stranger to making shocking decisions.

While many have welcomed Latheefa's appointment, there are still many who believe there is more to it than meets the eye.

Well, whatever it is, time will surely tell.