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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (SIAP)

The SCC (Special Complaints Commission) which was tabled last year in place of the IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission) was criticized as a "post box" in that it is toothless (no power to persecute) and it just act to receive complaints and forward the complaints to relevant enforcement agencies thus essentially acting like a "post box" and add another layer to cumbersome bureaucracy. Now Syed Botak has tabled another bill in Parliament today the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission or SIAP (Suruhanjaya Integriti Agensi Penguatkuasa). SIAP will also have no persecution power. Will SIAP meet the same fate as SCC? Let's wait for more details about SIAP to be revealed.

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