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Malaysia: Ensure Effective Police Complaints Commission

Expand Riot police members stand guard at the Seafield temple on November 27, 2018 in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.   © 2018 Chris Jung/NurPhoto via Getty Images (Bangkok) – The Malaysian government’s proposed police complaints commission is an important step toward accountability for abuses by police, Human Rights Watch said today. A bill creating an Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission was submitted to parliament for a first reading on July 18, 2019, and a second reading is scheduled for October. “Malaysia has long needed an independent police complaints commission to…

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