Malaysiakini

Give IPCMC a chance

Gerard Lourdesamy  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The emphatic 'No' from the police force to the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is to be expected.

This is given the fact that the police force has become used to its entrenched powers, immunity from criticism and its selective use of discretion in investigating and prosecuting cases.

This is to be expected from a force that has been conferred with such wide-ranging and non-reviewable powers under successive emergency and security laws since 1948 at least.

Therefore, the public should remain patient and hope that our boys in blue will see the wisdom of the proposed police watchdog recommended by the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police and supported in principle by the government.

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