16 April 2010

Seven proposals to enhance police force rejected

The Star

ONLY seven of the 125 proposals from the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysian Police could not be implemented.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, in a written reply to Liew Chin Tong (DAP–Bukit Bendera), said they were the creation of a new code of ethics; renaming it as police services instead of police force; formation of a review mechanism for the police; enhancing the accountability of the Special Branch; amending regulations, law and procedures of police duty; creation of two deputy IGP posts; and making the Inspector-General Police General Order a subsidiary legislation under the Police Act.

He said the code of ethics was maintained as it covered various aspects and that an independent review mechanism – Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission – had been set up to oversee the police and 20 other enforcement agencies. He said the accountability level of the Special Branch was similar to that of their counterparts in other countries.

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