To transform the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) into Malaysian Ombudsman
GIACC: Ombudsman Bill to be tabled by year end
Legislative reforms at drafting, revision stages'
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) hopes the Ombudsman Bill, to ensure more effective management of public complaints could be tabled in Parliament, latest by the end of this year.
Its deputy director-general, Datuk Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff said the agency and the Public Complaints Bureau (BPA) are currently preparing the framework of the bill to be brought to the Cabinet.
PUTRAJAYA: A raft of reforms is in the process of being rolled out, including Ombudsman Malaysia replacing the Public Complaints Bureau, the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and political financing.
Deputy Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said these legislative reforms were at the drafting and revision stages.
It was previously reported in NST that with the establishment of the new government, our Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathr Mohamad has plans to transform the PCB into Ombudsman Malaysia.
An Ombudsman Act will be drafted and the ombudsman will no longer be in the Prime Minister’s department; instead, it would be a free, independent body that would remain impartial while investigating bureaucratic abuse.