Monday, September 17, 2007

Lulu Wonders Why We Allow Some Bad Cops To Stay And Tarnish The Good Name of The Whole Force

Tun Hanif Omar in his column in the Star last month wrote

I briefed the Royal Commission that police corruption was so extensive that a very senior ACA officer had confided in me and another top retired police officer that 40% of the senior officers could be arrested without further investigations – strictly on the basis of their lifestyles. One state police chief had a net worth of RM18mil. My friend and I had watched the force getting deeper and deeper into the morass of corruption.
In these past few days, Lulu has seen more news on bad cops.
Some of these news really break Lulu's heart. To read the full report, click on the picture for the embedded link.

There are good cops left in the force. There must be. It can't be all bad.
And it is because of them that we must see to the implementation of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
The good cops have done a good job, and they should not be bundled with the bad cops.

Some things you may want to know about the IPCMC

2. What is IPCMC?
• The IPCMC is an independent, external oversight body, whose principal function is to receive and investigate complaints about the PDRM and its personnel.
• The IPCMC will drastically change the present situation. It will make PDRM much more accountable and will help restore and sustain public confidence in PDRM.

3. Who will sit on the IPCMC?
• The IPCMC will be made up of seven Commissioners appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on the advice of the Prime Minister, for a three-year term.
• The IPCMC is expected to (generally) conduct public hearings. It will be accountable to Parliament.

4. What kind of issues can the IPCMC address?
• The IPCMC will be empowered to investigate police corruption, the commission of criminal offences by the police, and other misconduct.
• The IPCMC can investigate the actions of a police officer even if he or she is not on duty or outside the country.

If you want to know more about the IPCMC, read more about it on Aliran's website, An indispensable part of police reform


Anonymous said...

IPCMC, NO? Why? coz of the "symbiotic" relationship between the powers-that-be and the cops.
hello, the power-that-be will "close-one-eye' on the pervasive corruption within the police. and the cops will ensure that no others are permitted to rock the domination of the powers-that-be despite all the clear abuses and corruption in the administration. you opposition still want permits for ceramah?
aint that a great relationship? what Islam Hadhari is this?

Anonymous said...


good cops are hard to come by. how do you explain when an OCPD sanctions thuggerish behaviour in the university?

Anonymous said...

A contributory factor is also that parents must easily and readily endow their school going children with motor bikes as the in-thing.