Dr M: Proposed IPCMC will have to tackle any complaints it receives

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  • Thursday, 04 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: The proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will have to tackle any complaints the commission receives, says the Prime Minister.

"The government won't interfere because it is independent. Whatever they want to do, it is up to them to decide," said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) after the Perdana Leadership Foundation CEO Forum on Thursday (April 4).

Dr Mahathir was responding to questions on whether the government would push for the commission to be set up following Suhakam's findings on the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.

Setting up the IPCMC was among Pakatan Harapan's promises in its 14th General Election manifesto.

The IPCMC was first mooted when Tun Abdullah Badawi was prime minister between 2003 and 2009.

However, it was shelved after it received opposition from the police and other parties.

In September last year, the government upgraded the current Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) to take on the powers of the IPCMC in hopes that it would enhance its role and allow it to investigate complaints more holistically.

In the same month, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the government was in the final stages of drafting legislation for the IPCMC for tabling in the Dewan Rakyat.

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