5 March 2019
All 7 members of Wang Kelian RCI named
PUTRAJAYA: The home ministry has announced the names of all seven members of the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to look into the discovery of temporary camps and graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis.
It was earlier announced that the RCI will be headed by former chief justice Arifin Zakaria, with former inspector-general of police Norian Mai as his deputy.
Today, the ministry named the other five members as former head of prosecution in the Attorney-General’s Chambers Noorbahri Baharuddin; Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Razali Ismail; former head of research in the Attorney-General’s Chambers Junaidah Abdul Rahman; former Malaysian ambassador to Thailand Nazirah Hussin and former deputy chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Dr Tan Seng Giaw.
The ministry said it received the consent of the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 29 to appoint the RCI members.
“The commission was set up in accordance with the government decision of Oct 26, 2018, for an investigation on a wider scope to be carried out into the case of human trafficking,” it said.
The ministry said the scope of the RCI includes investigating the procedures implemented by the authorities during and after the incident and conducting an inquiry into the investigating officers, witnesses and other individuals deemed necessary.
The RCI is expected to take six months and a report of its findings will be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, it said.