Monday, June 25, 2018

Nair, Nair Aisayman, So We Let Any Abuse of Police Power Go Unchecked?

Nair, Nair, it is nice, it is nice.  Of course the power of investigation lies with the mata-mata.

So, the Home minister is just a gloried clerk to the force. And no say on insisting on proper SOP that accords with the rule of law?

Even the ordinary man in the street has the right to expect and to insist on compliance with conduct consistent with the rule of law in any police investigation work.

Any complaint sue the men in blue? We know that, we know that. The trouble is the people are the ones who have to foot the bill of any judgement. Not the men in blue.

In fact, as the Home minister, the rakyat do expect Muhyuddin to at least voice their concerns that the power of investigations vested in the men in blue is one that carries a heavy responsibility not to abuse the trust.

In fact, as the Home minister, the rakyat don't expect him to keep an inelegant silence just so that it is not seen as interfering in the work of the police force in voicing out their concerns. 

And why not while the Home minister takes up the voice of the people, after all, he is a member of the cabinet and the government, someone the rakyat voted in to work for them, also push for the urgent formation of an independent commission overseeing the police force to see  that the men in blue do not abuse their powers?

Why not, even if he is a glorified clerk?

Keeping quiet is not an option. Nobody is asking the Home minister to threaten the force. Only to remind them of their duty to uphold the rule of law themselves in discharging their duties.
                                
If that is too much and too far to expect of the Home minister, on niceties, what hope does Bolehland have for the dawn of a brave new nation post GE 14?                                                             

Hahaha.... seems like it is status quo.

For all the hopes Bolehland reposed on Pakatan Harapan!

Note: It is not entirely correct to say that the Home minister has no control over the police force. Under section 4(1) of the Police Act 1967, the Inspector General is responsible to the Home minister for the control and direction of the force .

Section 4(1) in part reads:  The Force shall be under the command of an Inspector General who shall be a police officer and shall be responsible to the  Minister for the control and direction of the Force and all other persons appointed or engaged for police duties.....     ( emphasis mine)                   

So, it would be correct for the Home minister to direct that the police follow proper SOP in accord with the rule of law in discharging their duties.

Update; Good thing Muhyuddin has now acted.  In fact, he should have been more proactive.

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