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IPCMC and police accountability – The way forward

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In March 2022, the Bar Council sent a memorandum entitled “Bar Council Malaysia Memorandum on the Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) Bill 2020” to relevant stakeholders in order to amend the existing IPCC Bill 2020, or to table a new bill incorporating certain crucial matters to bring about police accountability.

The Bar Council’s taskforce on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and police accountability organised a public forum entitled “Forum on IPCMC and police accountability — The way forward”.

The purpose of this forum was to look into cases involving police shootings and deaths in police custody in Malaysia; the measures taken – or lack thereof – by the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission in addressing the situation; the resulting need to set up an IPCMC and the need to amend the IPCC Bill 2020.

To watch the forum, click here.

Panel members:

  • Mah Weng Kwai, former Court of Appeal judge; past president, Malaysian Bar; former president, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (Lawasia); former commissioner, the Malaysian human rights commission Suhakam
  • M Ramachelvam, co-chairperson, Bar Council taskforce on IPCMC and police accountability
  • Ivy N Josiah, former member, Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police; former president and executive director, Women’s Aid Organisation
  • Firdaus Husni, chief human rights strategist, Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights; former deputy chairperson, Bar Council taskforce on IPCMC and police accountability
  • Wong Yan Ke, Right to justice coordinator, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram)
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