Saturday, December 15, 2007

Lulu Thinks This Poor Replacement of An Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Bill Looks Like A Rush Job

Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang (DAP – Ipoh Timur) stood up in the House and questioned whether the Bill was actually the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill.
“Is this replacing the IPCMC Bill? If it is not, then why is it not called the IPCMC Bill,” he questioned.
Nazri continued according to procedure -- he was not obliged to answer any MP when tabling a Bill for the first reading.

The Star Tabled: Bill to set up Special Commission
Looks like Mr "yes, we have a Witness Protection Act" is more willing to oblige the Press than the Opposition Leader.

The much awaited Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) was unveiled yesterday in parliament as the Special Complaints Commission (SCC).
It will address complaints of misconduct not just against the police but all enforcement agencies.Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz tabled the first reading of the bill in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

NST News Focus: Parliament unveils Special Complaints Commission (The former IPCMC)

Lulu was glancing through the "former IPCMC" Bill.
This part here just doesn't make sense

[a translation of the part that doesn't makes sense]
4(1) The commisision must comprise of the following
(b) Inspector-General of Police
(c) Public Complaints Bureau director-general,
(d) Head of Anti-Corruption Agency

then we have

5(1) The member of commission listed in 4(a) to (e) must (hendaklah) hold the post for no more than 2 years
(2) A member of commission may be re-appointed, but no member is allowed to hold the post for more than two consecutive terms.

Lulu's wondering, the Inspector-General of Police, Public Complaints Bureau director-general, the Anti-Corruption Agency, don't most of them hold their positions for more than 4 years?
If so, how can they fulfil requirement 4(1) and 5(2) at the same time?

Unless, of course... the next bill is that no Inspector-General of Police, Public Complaints Bureau director-general, the Anti-Corruption Agency will serve more than four years in those positions.
Lulu thinks it's a sham.
And it also shows our IGP's IQ level
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan described the
SCC as a fair investigation commission."I have seen and read the full draft for
the SCC before it was presented in parliament. "I am confident that it would be
a fair body and would bring fairness in its dealings," said Musa yesterday.

NST Special Complaints Commission: Critics 'clueless about country's legal system'
[lol! look who's clueless!]

It is believed that the Bill is going to be hurriedly rushed through Parliament on Tuesday or Wednesday.
You can find the bill at the Bar Council Website [click here]
Take time to read it.
If you have queries, or are dissatisfied with some terms, jot them down.
If you notice missing links between this proposal and what the IPCMC is about, jot them down.
Then,
you could try to contact your MP [click here for their contact] ala People's Parliament [here and here] but let Lulu tell you that they were let down by their BN MP when the bill was approved with not just 2/3 majority but also record attendance.

Alternatively, you can attend a forum organised by Lim Kit Siang. He needs to hear your views and bring them forward to Parliament.

KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Auditorium
Monday, 17th December 2007 at 7.30 pm

if you are unable to go, Lulu suggests you mail Uncle Kit at limkitsiangblog@gmail.com and copy his assistant Lau Weng San at lauwengsan@gmail.com

Lulu will somehow find the time to read all 70 pages of the bill.
Lulu wants the police to regain their dignity and respect in the eyes of the public and especially with the young children.
And how can the police regain the respect of the public if they are not willing to subject the wrong doers to a fair and independant panel?

3 comments:

Sharing said...

Mouses & Cats!
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Everybody knows Cats are to catch Rats.
Anyone saw Mouses changing after Cats in real life?
I remember I saw something similar when I was a child!
Anyone can tell?

Anonymous said...

Lulu, say what you like, the BN government is hell bent to do what it want - to twist everything and anything in its favour.
That attitude is already well entrenched.
The only thing that can change it is to reduce their majority or better still boot them out.

wits0 said...

Yes anon 8:58 AM, everything that's passed must first serve their special interests first. The rest is spin and self justification. Otherwise the motivation don't exist much.