Oversight of police in Malaysia

In 2004, a Malaysian royal commission looking into deaths and injuries in police custody issued 125 recommendations aimed at reducing excessive use of force and improving police accountability, including an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission. The government later established a weakened version of the commission, making it mainly advisory without prosecution or discipline authority. A human rights inquiry released this week has resurrected the more robust IPCMC proposal, as reported here.

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