The IPCMC will replace the EAIC…

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission.

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10 May 2019


Police have consented to the formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), according to Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador.

He said the agreement is based on the guarantee that police’s powers would not diminish when the commission is established.

Hamid said police’s concerns regarding the 1PCMC were cleared following a meeting with Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Abu Kassim Mohamed in Putrajaya this evening.

He said some 20 top police officers, who attended the meeting, raised various issues regarding the IPCMC.

“I am satisfied with the discussion process. The high-ranking officers gave their views.

“GIACC convinced the police on issues which were of concern…

“In actual fact, IPCMC provides numerous opportunities and space to the police. It does not erode the police’s existing powers,” he told reporters after the meeting.

No prosecution powers

Meanwhile, Abu Kassin said the IPCMC would investigate complaints but does not possess prosecution powers.

“In summary, I can say that today’s discussion was positive. We will have (another) discussion on technicalities (later).

“In principle, I can say there is no obstacle to the formation of the IPCMC,” he added.

However, Abu Kassim said there are still several issues which must be discussed further in the next week or two.

Once this is completed, he added, the matter would be brought to the cabinet.

Also present at the meeting was Home Ministry chief secretary Alwi Ibrahim.



On the eve of handing over the reins, Hamid’s predecessor Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police objected to the IPCMC assuming the police’s power to take disciplinary action against its personnel.

“We have about 130,000 serving and 150,000 retired personnel who have objected to the matter.

“The IPCMC wants to take over the power of the Police Commission under Article 140 of the Federal Constitution on issues regarding disciplinary action and investigations.

“We will register our opposition and have written a letter to the government leadership,” he had said.

22 September 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― The government’s decision to transform the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) into an independent body known as the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will enhance the integrity and capabilities of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

He said the police welcomed the move and are interested to know how it would be implemented to ensure justice for all.

“Whatever the government through the Cabinet decides has taken the interest of all parties into consideration.

“We (police) have no problems with the implementation, but we will ensure that our members are looked after, while giving better service to the community,” he said after officiating the closing ceremony of the Inspector-General of Police Cup Futsal Tournament here today.

21 September 2018


“The establishment and implementation of the IPCMC for the Royal Malaysian Police has been agreed upon,” Dr Mahathir said during a press conference following the meeting of the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption.

The prime minister also announced the Public Complaints Bureau will be transformed into the Malaysian Ombudsman, adding that it will require a special Ombudsman Act to be tabled.

“We will likely table or at least discuss the Ombudsman Act during the next Parliamentary session,” he said.

Dr Mahathir said the ombudsman system would greatly assist the management of public complaints in becoming more effective later on, and that it would be independent of the agency or ministry in which it monitors.

“It is difficult to find a person with enough integrity (to serve) as an ombudsman, but we will find it nonetheless,” he said when asked about who would best be suited to becoming ombudsmen.

Malay Mail



PUTRAJAYA: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has been upgraded to an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister said the move would enhance its role and allow it to investigate complaints more holistically.

He said this was one of the decisions made in the fourth meeting of the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption here on Friday (Sept 21).

There have been calls for an IPCMC to be set up in the past, as the EAIC has limitations and will not be able to take action against misconduct, other than making recommendations.

Also present at the meeting were National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) director Tan Sri Abu Kassim, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong.


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