Report on the “Rogue Cops: Workable Solutions – Police Accountability in Malaysia” Forum – Thulsi Manogaran

BY THULSI MANOGARAN

Police Accountability

Police Accountability

 

On 30 May 2015, the Malaysian Bar Council Task Force on the IPCMC and HAKAM jointly organised a forum entitled “Rogue Cops: Workable Solutions – Police Accountability in Malaysia”. The forum was held at the Raja Aziz Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur. HAKAM and the Malaysian Bar saw it fit to resuscitate the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the Police. One of the major proposals made by the commission is for the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

Basic rights of the Malaysian people and foreigners have been trampled upon far too many times by the very people who are entrusted to care for our rights. This is not merely an allegation built on prejudice or bias against the police force. While society recognises that not all cops are rogue cops, this is not a trivial personalised battle. It has evolved into a systemic problem plaguing the entire force.

Even expert bodies have relented the same. The Human Rights Watch quoted in their report titled “No Answers, No Apologies” that “Human Rights Watch research found problems much more significant than mistakes or a few ineffectual officers. The serious rights abuses documented in this report point instead to structural problems that need to be addressed. Without rigorous investigation of alleged police abuse cases, those problems cannot be properly identified or tracked. Despite increasing public backlash, neither police leaders nor the civilian authorities who oversee their actions have made a genuine commitment to bringing about needed reform in police policy and practice. Read more

Probe on over border corruption

Source: The Star Online

SUBANG JAYA: Police will probe the revelation by Special Branch that more than 80% of enforcement officers at the border are corrupt, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tunku Jaafar.

“Now that this has been uncovered, swift action must be taken by Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standards Compliance Depart­ment,” he said after attending an awards presentation ceremony at a hotel here yesterday.

Noting that what happened in Perlis was considered a wake-up call for all agencies involved in securing the country’s border, Dr Wan Junaidi said the Home Ministry would also investigate the matter. Read more

Special Branch’s revelation a wake up call for enforcement agencies nationwide

Source: The Rakyat Post

SUBANG JAYA, June 3, 2015:

The report compiled by Bukit Aman Special Branch, stating that almost all of the security personnel placed at Malaysian borders are corrupt, is a wake up call for all enforcement agencies nationwide.

This findings, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, showed a clear need for an integrity unit to be formed in every agency under the Home Ministry, including the Immigration, Customs, National Registration Department and Rela.

“Such an initiative has been taken by the police. They have formed an integrity department within the police agency itself.

“But this integrity department needs to be separate from the police set up itself. The department needs to have its own building and its director, must be on the same level as directors from other departments. Read more

Cops identify main suspect in Perlis human trafficking cases

Source: The Malay Mail Online

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved in human trafficking in Perlis and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. — Reuters pic

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved in human trafficking in Perlis and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Police have identified an individual named ‘Yassin’ as the main suspect who acted as an agent of human trafficking syndicates in Wang Kelian, Perlis.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. Read more