Smile, you’re on cop camera


THE Home Minister’s announcement that the first batch of body-worn cameras (BWCs) will be delivered latest by next month is a welcome news indeed (“Bodycams to come earlier for the cops” The Star, May 10; online at bit.ly/star_ bodycam). It is a good step forwards for greater transparency and accountability.

The body camera is the tool to document interactions between police and the public and to ensure adherence to protocol, thus denying any form of false reports. This helps to improve the civility of police-citizen encounters while enhancing citizens’ perceptions of police transparency and legitimacy; it will help to improve community policing.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

policing , PDRM , transparency , body-worn cameras

   

Next In Letters

New law for a fair and transparent credit industry
Beware of deceptive claims in AI industry
Let LRT project go ahead
Memorable year for Soon Huat and Shevon
Ensuring mental well-being of children
Time to declare obesity as a national threat
Priority in education reform
Fuel subsidy rationalisation must be equitable
Addressing the decline of interest in STEM
Dashcams for all, please

Others Also Read