Friday, May 8, 2015

What do we do with rogue cops? - set up IPCMC now!

What do we do with rogue cops?

rigueThe Malaysian Bar and the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) are renewing the call for the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), first mooted a whole decade ago.
The IPCMC was first recommended by the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police back in 2005, but no action towards its establishment has been taken since. In the decade since, there have been numerous reports of police abuses, most notably the staggering amount of suspects and inmates dying in police custody.
In line with this, the Bar Council Task Force on IPCMC, in collaboration with Hakam, will be holding a public forum entitled ‘Rogue Cops: Workable Solutions—Police Accountability in Malaysia’.
The forum will look into the current statistics of cases involving police shootings and deaths in police custody, measures taken by the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) to address the situation, and the resulting need to set up the IPCMC.
 ‘Rogue Cops: Workable Solutions—Police Accountability in Malaysia’ will be held on May 30 at the Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, and will feature Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan (Hakam), R Sri Sanjeevan (MyWatch), Sharmini Darshini (Amnesty International), Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham), Yap Swee Seng (Suaram), and possibly even Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (IGP), Tan Sri Zaman Khan Rahim Khan (former Police Commissioner) and Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (PAC).
Datuk Kuthubul Zaman, Steven Thiru and Prof Gurdial Nijar (Bar Council), as well as Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah (Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police) will address the forum.
Admission is free, but registration is required beforehand due to limited space. Visit the Facebook event page for further details and updates.
We need the IPCMC now as the police is getting more and rogue! The IGP and Home minister must step down as they cannot solve or even manage this problem and yet refuse to implement the IPCMC.

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