I strongly support the idea of an independent ACA.
We are more than 30 years behind the ICAC of HongKong that began in 1974.
By having an independent ACA, the PM will also subject himself to all laws just like everyone else and that would be a major move to start politically incorrect persecutions. I daresay that most Malaysians perceive the ACA to be unable to act without the tacit approval of the PM.
I suggest that since the IPCMC has been long overdue, it should be done now. Let's not cloud the issue with the ACA now.
After all we can easily adapt the HK model and that should be possible within a one-year transition. It is like trying to re-invent the wheel?