Parliament: Seven Proposals From Royal Commission’s Report Not Implemented – Hishammuddin

Only seven of 125 proposals from the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysian Police could not be implemented, the Dewan Rakyat was told on Thursday.

Citing reasons for the rejections, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said firstly, the proposed creation of a code of ethics was not necessary as the existing Code of Ethics covered the universal police values, morals and professionalism principles.

On the proposed paradigm shift from the police ‘force’ to ‘services’, he said the word ‘force’ should be maintained as it denoted the police as a law enforcement agency equipped with inherent principles and authority,

Thirdly, the proposed formation of an independent review mechanism could not be implemented as it is already enshrined in Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission Bill which was passed in the Dewan Negara’s session in July last year, he said in a written reply to a question from Liew Chin Tong (DAP-Penang Hill).

He said fourthly, a proposal to make the Inspector-General of Police General Order a subsidiary legislation under the Police Act 1997 could not be implemented as it was a regulation procedure and tradecraft in the police secret tasks.

Hishammuddin said fifthly, amendment to the laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to police duty could not be implemented as amendment to the Anti-Corruption Act 1997 was not under the jurisdiction of the police.

On a proposal to upgrade the special branch accountability, he said it could not be implemented as the special branch’s accountability level was in line with that of other countries.

“The seventh and final proposal is to create two deputy IGPs. This is replaced with the creation of three assistant IGPs which is at the implementation stage,” he added.

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