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'If one looks at the Police Act, all misconduct comes from within the standing orders so if one excludes these from coming within the jurisdiction of the IPCMC there really won't be much for us to do.
'If the IPCMC is set up without having all the necessary equipment ready, it wouldn't be fair to us.
The government can always amend (the) IPCMC Bill in the second and third committee stage,' he told reporters when asked if the Bill can still be amended although it had been tabled for the first reading.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk VK Liew also tabled the IPCMC Bill on the final day of the meeting, bringing the country a step closer to civilian oversight of the police that a royal commission of inquiry first recommended in 2005.
The Bill was tabled yesterday by Minister in the Prime Minister Department (Law) Liew Vui Keong after more than 14 years since the inception of the IPCMC, which was recommended by a royal commission of inquiry in 2005.
He commended the police for embracing the IPCMC as an oversight body, 14 years after it was first mooted by the Royal Commission to enhance the operation and management of the police force in 2005.
The commission is set to supersede the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) that the Abdullah administration introduced as a compromise for not implementing the IPCMC, which was recommended by a royal commission of inquiry in 2005.
Human Rights of Commission Malaysia (Suhakam) commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai explained that the formation of the IPCMC is not solely meant to punish fellow police officers.
He said in this connection, the proposal to set up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should run simultaneously, that is with what is given by police service and providing for the rights of members of the security force.
QUESTION: In a short time, Datuk Seri, you unshackled the deadlock over the IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission) that had been long postponed.
Expressing gladness at the usage of term limits for Latheefa's appointment, the PKR lawmaker also proposed that term limits be standardised across key institutions, especially in the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) which is limited to two terms, the Election Commission (no term limits at the moment; an appointment can last until the person retires), and the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) - Maria proposed for postings be limited to two terms.
He is also the IGP that finally agreed to the formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) that his predecessors had all resisted.
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