120 out of 171 complaints received by Integrity Commission against police
Posted on June 20, 2012, Wednesday
SHAH ALAM: Out of 171 complaints received by the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (Integrity Commission) since its establishment in April, 2011 until the middle of this month, 120 involved the Royal Malaysian Police.
The commission’s chief executive officer, Nor Afizah Hanum Mokhtar said the rest of the complaints were directed at agencies that included the Road Transport Department, Customs, National Registration Department and Enforcement Division of the Housing and Local Government Ministry.
Complaints were also received on misconduct of officers of the Immigration Department and members of the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).
“Kuala Lumpur and Selangor recorded the biggest number of complaints with 50 and 34 respectively, followed by Penang at 19,” she said after chairing a dialogue session of the Integrity Commission with non-governmental organisations and Selangor enforcement agencies, here, yesterday.
The three panellists at the dialogue were Integrity Commission chairman Datuk Helilah Mohd Yusof and two of its commissioners, Tan Sri Dr Zulkefli A Hassan and Datuk Salehuddin Saidin.
Nor Afizah said after investigating each complaint, the case would be referred to certain authorities accordingly like the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission, Attorney-General’s Chambers and disciplinary bodies of the agencies concerned for further action.
The Integrity Commission was set up on April 1, 2011 through the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Act 700) to receive complaints and investigate misconduct of officers or irregularities involving enforcement agencies.
Agencies under its watch also include the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Department of Environment, Fisheries Department, Manpower Department and National Anti-Drugs Agency.
The commission’s objectives are to raise the integrity of enforcement agencies, to reduce and check misconduct among enforcement officers and to increase public confidence in the enforcement agencies.
Helilah, meanwhile, said the commission was a platform for all quarters including individuals to report if facing problems when dealing with officers who were dishonest.
“Report to us complete with information and we will investigate regardless of who the officer is, and information on the complainant will not be divulged. The commission’s task is not to punish but to ensure that integrity is upheld.” She said the public could lodge complaints with the commission at 03-48881904 or website www.eaic.gov.my. — Bernama