In 2006, as the government mulls over its decision to implement the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), the police force has on the other hand launched a campaign to step up its rejection to the proposal.
In a special edition of an internal bulletin Berita Bukit Aman, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) attacked the IPCMC among others as 'unconstitutional, prejudicial to national security and public order, can cause a state of anarchy and undermines the ruling coalition's power'.
The bulletin also warned that if the IPCMC is established by the present Barisan Nasional-led government, the police force will vote for the opposition in the next general election. Full story HERE.
Citing statistics provided in Parliament, Kapar MP S Manickavasagam said that from 2000 to 2009, 279 people had been shot dead by police, the majority of whom were Indonesian nationals.
The written reply by Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said this is in accordance to the Criminal Procedure Code and the Inspector-General of Police Standing Order.
However, Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah said the figure could be understated.
“In 2008 alone, police figures state that 27 people were shot, but human rights NGO Suaram documented at least 44 cases that year alone (as) published in their documents.
“The Human Rights Party which also monitors this, found 82 cases the same year."
The killings continue to this day HERE. Who do we believe?