PETALING JAYA: Setting up an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will promote mafia rule in Malaysia, warns PAS.
Party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said it would open the doors for even ignorant folk to "discipline the police" without understanding the true nature of policing work.
"The impact will be far worse than abolishing caning in schools," he said in response to the IPCMC 2019 Bill that will be tabled in Parliament.
He claimed that abolishing caning in schools had resulted in cases where children became daring enough to violently attack their teachers, and even their own parents.
Hadi said that instituting the IPCMC would only embolden the crooks and their supporters.
He also said that the freedom to formulate new laws as accorded in the democratic system should not be abused to provide "bullets" for criminals to counter-attack the police.
Hadi then questioned if the rush to table the IPCMC Bill was linked to the ongoing investigation into Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) elements in Malaysia.
"Is it related to attempts to empower the pests who are now questioning why the police are taking action against LTTE-linked elements?
"Even India, together with other countries, have denounced the LTTE as a terrorist organisation," said Hadi.
He said democracy should be used as a tool to uphold justice, and not as a weapon to disrupt peace and harmony.
Hadi claimed that the Pakatan Harapan government appeared to be following the western way of instituting reform under the pretext of human rights at the expense of humanity.
"They place greater sympathy on the criminals than the victims. This is more damaging," he said.
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