Bucking tradition, Suhakam picks secretary from outside civil service
KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has appointed a non-civil servant as its secretary for the first time since it was formed in 2000.
Chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam said Rodziah Abdul, selected for a five-year term on Friday, has vast experience in corporate and public sectors besides having stints at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, and the Securities Commission.
Hasmy thanked the commission’s three previous secretaries who had been seconded from the government sector — Datuk Kamaruddin Mohamed Baria, Ahmad Yusof Ngah and Hashimah Nik Jaafar — for their services.
“We would also like to express our appreciation to the government for seconding them to Suhakam since our inception in 2000,” he said in statement.