PETALING JAYA: A meeting will be held with stakeholders on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill before Parliament votes on it in October.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the rights of individuals to voice their opinions would not be sidelined in the process of renewing the law.
He said associations representing senior and junior police officers, including police administrative personnel, would be consulted.“A final consultation session on the IPCMC with all stakeholders will be held in September, ” he added in a statement yesterday. Liew said two separate engagement sessions were held on Aug 6 and 15 with the relevant stakeholders after the IPCMC Bill was tabled in Parliament for first reading on July 18.
Both sessions were held with representatives from the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), Home Ministry and Attorney General’s Chambers.
He said the sessions also saw participation from MPs and civil society representatives such as the Bar Council, Suaram, Lawyers for Liberty, Citizens Against Enforced Disappearance, Women’s Aid Organisation, Amnesty International, Tenaganita and Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism.
“Unfortunately, some MPs did not attend although they were invited, ” he said.