Public funds wasted if Suhakam not taken seriously
FocusM | 03 May 2019 00:30
IT is extremely disturbing that an entity as important as the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has been left in the lurch without commissioners.
The commissioners’ terms ended on April 25. Under the Suhakam Act, a selection committee chaired by the chief secretary has to submit a list of candidates for the prime minister to consider and recommend to the King.
Chief Secretary Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar should be forthcoming and explain the delay in appointing the commissioners. The prime minister when asked on May 1 who the new Suhakam chief will be, merely said the government had yet to find a suitable candidate.
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