NACP 5.3

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Police reform, police anti-corruption reform

Police corruption negates government’s anti-corruption reforms

 
Addressing police corruption is essential to maintain public order and the rule of law, as well as to restore public trust in democratic processes and institutions.
 
C4 has met with the Jabatan Integriti dan Pematuhan Standard (Jips) and its commissioner to discuss the proposed reforms, as well as to express our willingness to assist them to establish the fundamental mechanism.
 
 
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Home Ministry to upgrade Johor Baru immigration complex

4 February 2020

The Finance Ministry has allocated RM85 million for upgrading works at the customs, immigration and quarantine complex in Johor Baru.

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NACP 5.3.1 – To establish a National Anti-Financial Crime Centre as a competent center to manage the seizure and forfeiture of assets through integrated enforcement

25 January 2019 

Putrajaya to use big data and AI in fight against financial crime

 

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NACP 5.3.2 – To empower the Police Force Commission in managing its welfare, logistics, manpower and training budgetary

03 May 2019 

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has been quoted as saying that the police force does not want to hand over the power to take disciplinary action against its personnel to the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

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NACP 5.3.3 – To empower the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in terms of the appointment of Chief Commissioner

NACP 5.3.3 – To empower the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in terms of  budgetary oversight committee, establishment of service commission and manpower

04 June 2019 

Rights lawyer Latheefa Koya has been appointed as head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), replacing Mohd Shukri Abdull whose contract was allowed to expire ahead of its deadline on May 17, 2020.

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NACP 5.3.4 – To transform and convert the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) into Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to address integrity issues and curb misconducts among members of the Royal Malaysia Police

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IPCMC Bill to be reviewed before reaching Cabinet

19 March 2020

De-facto Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan was quoted as saying the Cabinet has decided that the IPCMC Bill is to be reviewed and refined by him and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin before reaching a final decision. The Bill was tabled for its first reading during the July meeting of Parliament last year but its second reading in the current meeting was delayed to allow a parliamentary select committee time to gather more feedback.

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Continue work on law reforms, legal eagles tell new minister

10 March 2020 

The Bar Council and lawyers have urged new law minister Takiyuddin Hassan to continue with law reforms in the country such as the separation of powers between the public prosecutor’s office and the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and the repeal of the death penalty.

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Complaint committee to be set up to monitor 20 enforcement agencies — Dr M

7 January 2020

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) has agreed with the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission’s (EAIC) proposal on the need to set up a Complaint Committee (JKA). JKA will be set up soon and will monitor the management of complaints of misconduct in 20 enforcement agencies other than the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). In line with the monitoring on PDRM, these 20 agencies will be monitored too.

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Safety of persons in custody must be assured – law minister

20 December 2019

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong said that any person in the custody of any law enforcement agency must be assured of their safety as he commented on the decision by the Johor Bahru High Court on the compensation for the family of the deceased in custody, Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur. Liew also said that the government will persist its efforts in establishing the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

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30 investigation papers opened on Kelantan police personnel involved in drug abuse, corruption

16 December 2019

30 investigation papers against Kelantan’s police officers’ involvement in crime, drug abuse and corruption have been opened. Only twenty are suspended from their jobs for a certain period of time, the rest are under continuous investigation. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador raised concerns about disciplinary monitoring in the force however a proposal to set up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) has been met with resistance.

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Second reading of IPCMC deferred

15 December 2019
The second reading of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill has been postponed to the next Dewan Rakyat meeting, another challenge to establish IPCMC.
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AICHR: Government must keep momentum to pass IPCMC Bill

4 December 2019

The Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) voiced its dismal with the second postponement on the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC). Eric Paulsen, the Malaysian AICHR representative said that while the move was frustrating, the government is urged to continue with the tabling of the Bill  said while the delay was frustrating, it is hoped that the government would continue with the Bill. An independent complaints commission is needed to avoid serious misuse of power went unnoticed thus bringing down the confidence of the people in the police force.

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Tabling of IPCMC Bill postponed to enable improvement — Liew

4 December 2019

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said that the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 has been postponed for improvement. The IPCMC sets out to replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission in efforts to enhance the integrity and capabilities of the police force as an independent monitoring body to receive complaints and conduct investigations into misconduct involving police personnel.

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Putrajaya ‘postpones’ IPCMC bill

3 December 2019

The government has delayed the debate on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) in the Dewan Rakyat. Dewan Rakyat Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said there was now no need for Ramkarpal, the Bukit Gelugor MP to proceed. The version of the IPCMC Bill 2019 has 37 amendments from the conclusion of the previous from the stakeholder deliberations by the Select Committee for the Consideration of Bills. The bill which was drafted in 2015 by a royal commission of inquiry was rejected by the previous Barisan Nasional government.

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Why we need to pass the IPCMC Bill in Parliament

3 December 2019

Maria Chin Abdullah, the Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya dispelled misbeliefs about the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill. IPCMC was introduced 14 years ago following a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the increasing number of deaths in custody and allegations of police brutality, physical and psychological abuse of detainees and misuse of administrative detention laws. It is detrimental to have an independent body to investigate these matters and to restore public confidence in the police force. With our current Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC), which oversees disciplinary conduct of all enforcement officers  can conduct investigations and recommend actions to be taken but not  to enforce those actions. IPCMC will not obliterate EAIC rather it necessitates anyone, including police officers, to give information or surrender documents to facilitate an investigation without victimising the police officers in the process. 

Ramkarpal to create history in Parliament

2 December 2019

Bukti Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh who is also the Parliament Special Select Committee for the Consideration of Bills chairman will be the first backbencher in the country to table a report and wind up a debate in the Dewan Rakyat tomorrow. He will be tabling the committee’s findings on the independent oversight body, Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

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IGP wants more time to discuss IPCMC Bill

28 November 2019

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador asked for more time to deliberate on the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019. The rush to pass the IPCMC Bill increased doubts among the 130,000 police force.

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Enhanced IPCMC Bill expected to be tabled next week

27 November 2019

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 which has been improved upon, is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next week.

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G25: IPCMC Bill lacks bite, needs to be beefed-up and fine-tuned

17 November 2019

The G25 (Group of 25 Eminent Malays) said that the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 contains many deficiencies and improvements need to be made for the proposed law to really have a bite such as:

  1. The appointment of commissioners should reflect the diversity of Malaysian society; and that the appointment process is fair, transparent and merit based. The Prime Minister should only have a nominal involvement. Only Parliament should have the power to amend the Schedule and not the Executive. The Commissioners to be given security of tenure, just like Judges.
  2. The Commissioners and officers of the Commission should have all powers of investigation as contained in the Criminal Procedure Code.
  3. A provision to empower the IPCMC to: 
    • conduct public hearings
    • summon witnesses
    • examine witnesses
    • compel the production of documents, and
    • provide for the arrest of witnesses, for purposes of investigation and hearings.
  4. The Commission to establish a Code or Guidelines that provides for a procedure of handling witnesses, whistleblowers and persons assisting the IPCMC.
  5. The Inspector General’s Standing Orders (IGSO) should be made public.
  6. The Commission to handle complaints against the IGP, no special treatment or protection should be given to the IGP.
  7. Specific time frame imposed on the police force to refer cases of grievous hurt or death in their custody to the IPCMC.

The IPCMC Bill was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on July 18 to investigate complaints against the police force. The Bill has been sent to the Special Select Committee on the Consideration of Bills.

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07 October 2019 

The Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill has been referred to the Select Committee after being heatedly debated in Dewan Rakyat for almost six hours.

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19 July 2019 – The Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 was tabled yesterday (18 July) in the Dewan Rakyat, and the debate is expected to take place during the next sitting, when the House reconvenes in October.

18 July 2019:

Fourteen years after RCI, gov’t tables IPCMC Bill

5 May 2019: Police officers opposed to an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) be investigated by the MACC. 

4 May 2019: Hamid disclosed the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) will have a meeting with the police and police associations on May 10 to hash out issues over the IPCMC

3 May 2019:The Independent Police Comp­laints and Misconduct Com­mission (IPCMC) is not being set up with the aim of punishing members of the force, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

3 May 2019: Police force united against IPCMC, says Fuzi Harun, eve on his retirement

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