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I am not afraid being investigated by IPCMC, says IGP

Last update: 14/11/2019
JERANTUT, Nov 14 -- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said he was not afraid to face investigation by the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) if there was a report against him.

“Like other ordinary Malaysians, I too, subject to the country's laws.

"Thus, I am not going to object (to the clause that says IGP is not exempted from investigation by the IPCMC), nor do I'm afraid (to face the investigation),” he told reporters after attending the Jerantut Preschool Graduation Ceremony at Sekolah Kebangsaan Jerantut here today.

Abdul Hamid also pointed out that there is no reason to be afraid of the IPCMC if one does not violate any laws.

He was asked to comment on the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin's statement yesterday that all the Royal Malaysian Police personnel, including IGP, were subject to IPCMC.

Mohamed Hanipa said reports against IGP would be investigated under Section 24 of the Act and if it was found that there was a misconduct, action would be taken by a Special Disciplinary Board to be established by Chief Secretary to the Government.

In another development, Abdul Hamid said the directive that all political parties contesting in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election must obtain permit for house-to-house campaigns and walkabouts, was made for a security reason and not under instruction of any quarters.

However, he said the police was willing to cancel the directive if all contesting parties objecting to it.


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