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Is the IPCMC a discriminatory provision against the police?

The IPCMC, the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission, is intended to be a non-police, (“civilian”) institution focused on effectively handling complaints of misconduct of police officers. Today, at a meeting, I heard a retired senior police officer say that

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The reason I’m exasperated over the IPCMC bill

It has been reported that Liew Vui Keong, the de facto Law Minister, said the first round of briefings and consultations with stakeholders about the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct (IPCMC) Bill, tabled in Parliament on 18 July, have been

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Will Malaysia’s IPCMC be like Northern Ireland’s Ombudsman?

Previously, I discussed the Hong Kong Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). In Hong Kong, the police conduct their own investigations of complaints about them. The IPCC observes and vets the investigations. Half the Hong Kong public do not believe the

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How similar will IPCMC be with Hong Kong’s IPCC?

Lately, while reviewing the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct (IPCMC) Bill tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on 18 July, I have often recalled two things IGP Datuk Seri Hamid Bador said. In October 2015, in his open letter to “the

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IPCMC Bill still subject to change

PUTRAJAYA: The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, which is set to be tabled for its second reading in the next Parliament sitting in October, is still open to changes, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong

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Why don’t Malaysians complain about one of every six cops?

In England and Wales, in 2017, the public complained about 1 of every 6 cops. For convenience, I will (wrongly) refer to the two states as “UK.” Please feel free to scroll down to “Three observations and some concluding thoughts.”

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Friday’s IPCMC Bill offers a short-changed, face-lifted EAIC

Over the weekend I read the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Bill which was tabled in Parliament on Friday. The Bill has the acronym IPCMC, thus allowing it to be mistaken for the IPCMC proposed in 2005 by the Royal

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The gov’t finally tables the IPCMC Bill, to be voted in the next sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has finally tabled the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 in the Dewan Rakyat today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong tabled the Bill and said that it

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Why are some “abang polis” liars, torturers and murders?

Policemen often appear when we hold street protests to draw attention to bad behaviour, bad policies or bad laws. Often an officer with high rank will urge us to disperse and threaten use of force if we do not disperse.

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IPCMC Bill to be tabled today

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat sitting today is expected to see, among others, the tabling of the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission Bill 2019. According to the Dewan Rakyat Order Paper, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew

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