PUTRAJAYA — May 10, 2019: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) are now agreeable with the government’s plan to form the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) after being assured that they will not lose their power and authority.
This was achieved following a discussion held today between PDRM and the National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC), during which GIACC Director-General Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed explained matters of concern.
“In principle there is no objection and there is support given to the government in the setting up of the IPCMC,” said Abu Kassim after the meeting.
However, there are some things that need detailed discussions with PDRM before the c abinet paper on the IPCMC is completed and presented to the cabinet, with a schedule for the commission to be established by the end of the year.
Abu Kassim made clear that the function of IPCMC is not to be a disciplinary authority as it will have no power to prosecute criminal cases.
In this respect the police’s department of integrity and standard compliance is still in charge of investigating disciplinary cases.
Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Hamid Bador said the explanation provided by the GIACC put to ease PDRM’s concerns.
The presence of the home ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim at the meeting was also a help because any concerns by the police would receive the ministry’s immediate attention. — Bernama