Azam Baki Reappointed as MACC Chief Commissioner, Honoring the King’s Consent

Azam Baki Reappointed as MACC Chief Commissioner, Honoring the King’s Consent

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Azam Baki has been reappointed as the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for another year, effective May 12. His reappointment was announced by the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, in a statement today.

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali today announced Azam’s reappointment as the Chief Commissioner of the MACC for a one-year term effective this Sunday. Mohd Zuki said the appointment was made in accordance with subsection 5(1) and (2) of the MACC Act 2009 [Act 694].

“It is hereby informed that in accordance with subsections 5(1) and (2) of the MACC Act 2009 [Act 694], His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has consented to the reappointment of Tan Sri Datuk Seri Azam Baki as the Chief Commissioner of the MACC for a period of one year effective May 12, 2024,” he said.

In response, Tan Sri Azam Baki expressed his gratitude to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim for the consent to his reappointment as the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), effective this Sunday.

In a statement today, Azam said he would continue to ensure that the mandate is fully executed and carry out his responsibilities with integrity.

“The MACC also hopes that all Malaysians and government agencies, without compromise, can work together with the MACC to combat corruption in this country,” he said.

Azam was appointed as the Chief Commissioner of the MACC replacing Latheefa Beebi Koya who decided to shorten her contract in accordance with Subsection 5(3) of the MACC Act 2009.

Previously, Azam’s tenure as the Chief Commissioner of the MACC was extended for another year, which would expire on May 12.
Azam has served for 37 years with the MACC, formerly known as the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA).

Throughout his service with the ACA/MACC since 1984, Azam has carried out duties in various fields including as an Investigating Officer, Intelligence Officer, Prosecuting Officer, and sideline duties in community education activities.

He has also held important positions in the MACC, including as Director of the Intelligence Division, Director of the Investigation Division, and Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations).

With his extensive experience in service with the ACA/MACC, Azam was appointed as the Chief Commissioner of the MACC on March 9, 2020.

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