NACP 5.1

To Enhance Efficiency and Adherence to Professionalism in Law Enforcement Agency

Should the police be in business or law enforcement?

This raises the question as to any conflict of interest with them holding positions in both the law enforcement agency as well as the chairman and vice-chairman of a business conglomerate.

The conflict of interest becomes inevitable when law enforcement agencies are involved in businesses. It creates opportunities for abuse of power and leads to corruption.

** NACP Strategy 5: Institutionalizing Credibility of Law Enforcement Agencies

ANALYSIS

In Progress

Sub-promise with its alignment with specific PH Manifesto promises

PH MANIFESTO 58 Law enforcement agency
 
NACP 5.1.1 – To enhance the existing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) by incorporating technology in an effort to reduce the use of force against detainees/prisoners by enforcement officers
PH MANIFESTO 58 Law enforcement agency
 
NACP 5.1.2 — To curb malfeasance in Immigration Department through internal control

PM: Tighten border to prevent illegals

23 May 2020

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants the national maritime border control to be tightened so that no more immigrants will be able to sneak illegally into the country. He is concerned about the possibility that repatriated illegal migrants would try to come back to Malaysia. The frontliners involved personnel from the Health Ministry, Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), Royal Malaysia Police, Immigration Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), and the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela). On the national border security as a whole, Chief of Defence Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang expressed confidence that it was under control with the regular monitoring activities carried out by the three wings of the MAF, the police, the MMEA and the Immigration Department.

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Muhyiddin: We will launch holistic plan to combat migrant problem

30 December 2019

In an effort to ensure that the country reaches zero undocumented migrants, a holistic plan on enforcement against illegal migrants will be launched to solve the inflow of illegal migrants said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. The plan which is developed in June will involve multiple players such as the state governments, local authorities, and Village Development and Security Committees. The plan details five strategies to do away with the illegal migrant issue – enforcement operation, legal and policy, border control and entry point, management of foreigners, and media and publicity.

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Govt to set up border agency, says Muhyiddin

27 December 2019

The Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that a border agency will be created to oversee, as well as solidifying and boosting the standard of operation and security along the national borders. He said that the government will set up a sole body in charge of the national borders as soon as possible.

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Nigerian student detained by Malaysian immigration authorities dies in custody

12 July 2019 

A Nigerian student has died in custody from seizure after being detained by Malaysian immigration authorities.

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System integration for expatriate applications from April 1

28 February 2019

The System Integration for Approving Authorities will be used starting on April 1, 2019 to smoothen out the expatriate applications under one platform. It will streamline the delivery of immigration services and security by consolidating data on the expatriates with the national talent database. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said that the time for expatriate application would be shortened to a minimum of five working days instead of more than a week.

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PH MANIFESTO 58 Law enforcement agency
 
NACP 5.1.3 – To integrate relevant agencies responsible in managing border control towards effective border management

Sabah, Labuan marine police record success in tackling maritime crimes

28 January 2020

Labuan marine police foiled RM 17 million worth of smuggling activities, compared to RM1.5 million in 2018. Sabah marine police (Region 4) commander, ACP Mohamad Pajeri Ali said Labuan marine police would soon have additional assets and staff to effectively address maritime-related crimes, including in the restricted areas of oil platforms. Sabah and Labuan marine police would be working together with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency in conducting operations beginning this year, adding that they would also be working together with the Royal Brunei Marine Police in tackling cross-border crimes.

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‘We need ocean governance regime’

28 March 2019

“It is high time for all maritime-related agencies to collaborate and consolidate necessary work processes. Coordinated and integrated approach should be the answer to strengthen maritime enforcement,” – Tun M.

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PH MANIFESTO 58 Law enforcement agency
 
NACP 5.1.4 — To set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the existence of human trafficking camps and graves of Wang Kelian in Perlis

Wang Kelian: Where is the royal commission’s report?

14 June 2020

Death camps known as Wang Kelian situated at the Malaysia/Thailand border were exposed five years ago with a staggering number of 147 graves and 130 human skeletons found. There were clear signs that these camps had been used by human traffickers as the camps were part of the route used by human traffickers in their trade of human beings. This involves atrocious and systematic violence perpetrated against women, men and children. Major figures in Thai institutions and agencies were arrested and prosecuted in Thailand but nothing has been done in Malaysia besides the formation of a Royal Commission of Inquiry in January 2019. RCI’s findings were supposed to be presented by the end of September 2019.The then-Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin stated in January this year the commission had completed its report, and it had already been presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. There are no signs of the report until now.

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What happened to Wang Kelian RCI findings, asks group

25 May 2020

Penang Stop Human Trafficking (PSHT), a Penang-based group against human trafficking asked for the outcome of the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) findings on the mass graves discovered in Wang Kelian, Perlis five years ago. PSHT is also asking when the RCI report would be available to the public as promised last September. The Cabinet was supposed to have received the findings in January after they were presented to the king.The RCI, which met for 17 days and recorded statements from 48 witnesses has seen no charges made to date despite widespread scepticism that the camps could not have existed without official knowledge. More than 100 skeletal remains believed to be those of Rohingya refugees and close to 150 graves were discovered in the hills of the border town in 2015. Only four individuals were charged in court over the matter, critics said these were only small-time traffickers.

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Wang Kelian RCI report to be tabled to Cabinet next week – Muhyiddin Yassin

16 January 2020

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) report on the discovery of temporary transit camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis will be tabled to the Cabinet next week. 

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Free flow zone in Wang Kelian stays shut, says, home minister

9 October 2019

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security complex at Wang Kelian had closed down the border free flow zone with no intention of reopening it on the Malaysian and Thailand side due to security concerns since April 1, 2015. 

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Wang Kelian RCI ends, chairman says satisfied with the information

18 June 2019

The royal commission of inquiry (RCI) chairman and former chief justice Arifin Zakaria said the RCI will prepare the report on the discovery of human trafficking camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian The report will be presented to the King in September and whether it will be made public will be up to the government. The 139 mass graves and 28 abandoned camps were discovered at Bukit Wang Burma in Wang Kelian, near the Malaysia-Thailand border.

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NSC director shocked by mass graves in Wang Kelian

14 May 2019

The discovery of mass graves and human trafficking camps in Wang Kelian in January 2015 came as a shock to the National Security Council (NSC). The NSC director, Safrul Faiz Abd Satar said it was felt at that time that the rough terrain and lack of accessibility near the Perlis-Thailand border made it unlikely for such trafficking camps to exist because immigrants and syndicates would prefer flat lands and accessible areas. 

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Report finds Wang Kelian mass graves dug by a human trafficking syndicate

27 March 2019

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and Fortify Rights, a human advocacy group, has published a joint report on 27 March 2019. The report found that there was obstruction of justice when it discovered that Malaysian authorities had destroyed the campsite in Wang Kelian a day after it was found.

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Kulasegaran to declare war on forced labour and human trafficking

12 February 2019

The Human Resources Ministry will declare war on human trafficking and forced labour, now that a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) has been formed to investigate the death camps in the hilly area of Wang Kelian in Perlis which were uncovered three years ago. Minister M. Kulasegaran said he has instructed his ministry to study and amend laws that are outdated to cater to the current situation.

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Gov’t sets up RCI to probe Wang Kelian human trafficking, mass graves

27 January 2019

Muhyiddin Yassin, the Home Minister, said that RCI on the mass graves found at Wang Kelian will be established by the government. The composition of RCI and will be handed over to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for consent soon.

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