Royal Police Commission findings: 10 years on – Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari and Denison Jayasooria

Source: The Malaysian Insider

APRIL 29, 2015 — Ten years ago on April 29, 2005, the Royal Commission headed by Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah completed and presented its report to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the prime minister on how to enhance the operation and management of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).

The establishment of this Royal Commission on February 4, 2004 was hailed as a major initiative of the then Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Badawi “amidst widespread concerns regarding high incidence of crime, perception of corruption, general dissatisfaction with the conduct and performance of police personnel and a desire to see improvements in the service provided by the police”.

The major findings of the Royal Commission were summarised in the 9 major challenges confronting PDRM and in the 10 strategic thrust proposed including 125 recommendations. Read more

FORUM: Rogue Cops: Workable Solutions – Police Accountability in Malaysia

Updated: 29 May 2015

Police Accountability

Police Accountability

The Bar Council and HAKAM are renewing the call to the Government to establish an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (“IPCMC”) as was recommended by the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police in 2005.

In a collaborative initiative, the Bar Council Task Force on IPCMC and HAKAM are holding a public forum entitled “Rogue Cops: Workable Solutions — Police Accountability in Malaysia” on 30 May 2015. The forum aims to look into the statistics of cases involving police shooting, and deaths in police custody, in Malaysia; the measures taken — or lack thereof — by the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (“EAIC”) in addressing the situation; and the resulting need to set up IPCMC. Read more