‘Absurd’ to place police oversight body under Home Ministry - Suaram

Modified 11 Aug 2020, 3:18 pm

Human rights group Suaram said it is appalled by the government’s proposed new bill which would replace the previous Pakatan Harapan administration's plans to introduce the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

The group said that the IPCMC must be independent and not be placed under the purview of the Home Ministry.

“IPCMC is not a whimsical law introduced with no rhyme nor reason. It was a key element in the proposal by the 2005 Royal Commission of Inquiry intended to improve the police force and address the key concerns on police misconduct and safeguard police welfare," said Suaram in a statement today.

“The proposed bill introduced by...

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