EAIC chairman wants disciplinary bodies to inform commission on disciplinary action

Source: The Malay Mail Online

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam today proposed that it should be notified of disciplinary action taken by enforcement agencies. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat Isa

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam today proposed that it should be notified of disciplinary action taken by enforcement agencies. — Picture by Mohd Yusof Mat Isa

KUCHING, Oct 4 — The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) today proposed for each of the disciplinary authority of the enforcement agencies within its scopes of investigation, to inform the commission on any disciplinary action taken.

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam said it was among the proposed amendments to the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Act 700), recently submitted to the Attorney General’s Chamber.

He said the proposal was aimed at strengthening the effectiveness and functions of the commission in its cooperation with enforcement agencies under its purview.

Last April, Yaacob said the EAIC had informed the Chief Secretary to the Government in written of its disappointment towards the imposition of light punishments by the disciplinary authority of various agencies, as compared to what were recommended.

“The punishments are seen as neither able to discipline nor give a lesson to perpetrators,” he said when opening EAIC Roundtable Dialogue with Sarawak and Sabah enforcement agencies here today. Read more