Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town On 31.5.2013.
Paul Low Has Broken His Promise Of Supporting The Recommendation Of The Royal Commission of Inquiry Of Setting Up An Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Which Is Superior To The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) That Has Proven To Be A Complete Waste Of Public Funds In Spending RM14 Million For Issuing Two Warnings And One Disciplinary Action.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low’s latest statement in which he claims that there is no need to form the IPCMC as there is already an existing mechanism to lodge complaints against the police is both hypocritical and irresponsible. According to Low, the government already has the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC), an independent oversight body on law enforcement agencies, which also looks into complaints into misconduct by police officers.
Firstly, this statement is hypocritical because Datuk Low had himself criticised the failure of the government to implement the IPCMC. As the then-President of Transparency International Malaysia, Datuk Low told a press conference after presenting the 2009 Global Corruption Report that the watering down of the proposed IPCMC into a special complaints commission “strongly indicates the government’s inability to regulate the gatekeepers”.
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