RM50m to boost detention procedures and facilities

11 Oct 2019 / 18:31 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will allocate RM50 million through Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) to enhance detention procedures and facilities, with the installation of 11,500 units of Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTV) in police detention centres and immigration entry points.

In announcing this, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government is concerned with recent custodial deaths and alleged mistreatment of suspects.

Lim added that the government will also implement much-needed reforms, which include establishing laws and institutions such as:

>> The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to raise public confidence in police force

>> Establish the Malaysian Ombudsman to replace the Bureau of Public Complaints to enhance governance and delivery systems of the government.

“The government will further increase the resources made available to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), by adding an additional 100 personnel in 2020 and allocate RM10 million to undertake Risk Assessment Tests at all Ministries, Departments and Agencies,” added Lim.

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