I am pleased to read in malaysiakini that the Amnesty International report, 'Malaysia: Towards Human Rights-based Policing', caused consternation among police representatives and Suhakam at its launch.
The suggestion to get feedback from the special police commission and the Royal Malaysian Police may be ideal but we forget that AI is not doing some kind of research or survey. It is also not set up as a commission. I think AI did very well indeed. Syabas!
It might be good for AI to hold roundtable discussions or a public forum with representations from law enforcement representatives like the narcotics officers and religious enforcement officers in a years' time.
I am also pleased that police have acknowledged their failings in the reformasi years. I am glad to read that changes have been made. We however need to be informed of what these changes are. We also need to know what changes are instituted out of the deaths in police custody cases. Perhaps malaysiakini could do some follow-up on this.
I think most Malaysians have forgotten about the special police commission. It is too docile and really has been overshadowed by more pro-active groups like AI and the Police Watch groups.