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Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya does not discount the possibility of having her statement taken by the police to facilitate investigation into a purported criminal plot to tarnish her reputation. - NSTP/LUQMAN HAKIM ZUBIR.

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya does not discount the possibility of having her statement taken by the police to facilitate investigation into a purported criminal plot to tarnish her reputation.

"The police has opened an investigation paper and taken the statement from (MACC legal special officer) Sasha (Lyna Abdul Latif) when she lodged the police report.

"They might call me, so I will cooperate," Latheefa told reporters after the clocking out ceremony of MACC deputy commissioner Datuk Ja'afar Mahad, who officially retired on Jan 20.

Last Tuesday, Sasha Lyna said a police report was lodged on behalf of Latheefa when it was believed that several individuals had conspired to sully her reputation on social media following her expose of recent telephone recordings implicating the former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his associates.

She had turned in the information and evidence to the police and revealed the identities of the purported conspirators behind the plot, including a lawyer who was not named.

"They might call me, so I will cooperate," Latheefa told reporters after the clocking out ceremony of MACC deputy commissioner Datuk Ja'afar Mahad (3rd from right), who officially retired on Jan 20. Bernama pic

Latheefa previously reported that she had been informed of the alleged criminal plot to fabricate and distribute materials intended to tarnish her reputation.

The commission had earlier disclosed several telephone recordings involving high-ranking officials including Najib and his wife on Jan 8.

The nine recordings were said to have taken place between Jan 5,2016, and July 29,2016.

The MACC said it received them anonymously just after New Year's Day.

On the audio recordings, Latheefa said the police had completed taking statements from her and a few of her officers including her deputy Datuk Seri Azam Baki.

"The police have been very efficient and fast, and they will take the next course of action (relating to the case)."

Latheefa, Azam and five other officers had given their statements separately, between 2.45pm and 6.30pm.

The police investigation team was led by Superintendent Mohd Fazley Ab Rahman from the Special Crime Investigation Unit, Bukit Aman.

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