Deputy IGP: Decision to set up IPCMC in line with move to enhance integrity among cops

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  • Friday, 21 Sep 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The government's decision to form the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is in line with Bukit Aman's goal of enhancing integrity among its personnel, says Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim (pic).

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said the government must have taken into account the views of every party before making such a decision.

"We are all for such a move to ensure that the rights of our personnel are preserved. The commission will also ultimately enable us to deliver a better service to the public," he told a press conference after attending the finals of the IGP Cup futsal competition on Friday (Sept 21).

He added that the commission will ensure that the level of competency among police personnel will be increased.

"Ultimately, we believe that the commission will ensure justice for all stakeholders," Noor Rashid said.

Earlier, on Friday, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) was upgraded to the IPCMC.

The Prime Minister said the move would enhance its role and allow it to investigate complaints more holistically.

He said this was one of the decisions made in the fourth meeting of the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption.

There have been calls for an IPCMC to be set up in the past, as the EAIC has limitations and will not be able to take action against misconduct, other than making recommendations.

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