21 Januari 2019
05/02/2004

Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin is Police Commission chairman

Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin is Police Commission chairman


COMMISSION chief...MOHAMED Dzaiddin Abdullah in this March 13, 2003 file photo. - Bernamapix.

KUALA LUMPUR Feb 4 - Former Chief Justice of the Federal Court Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah was Wednesday appointed chairman of the Special Commission to Enhance the Operations and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police.

The Prime Minister's Office announced in a statement here Wednesday that former Inspector-General of Police Tun Mohamed Haniff Omar was appointed deputy chairman.

The other members of the commission are former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas who is now chairman of the Terengganu Ombudsman and Special Functions Committee, Petronas chairman Tan Sri Azizan Zainul Abidin, former Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Lim Ah Lek and Transparency International Malaysia president Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim.

The others are social activist and vice-president of the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, Wanita UMNO exco member Datuk Kamilia Ibrahim, UMNO legal adviser Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi, former Bernama chairman Datuk A. Kadir Jasin, Asian Strategic and Leadership Institute (Asli) chief executive officer Datuk Michael Yeoh, Bar Council chairman Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari, Prime Minister's Department's e-Government and ICT Adviser Datuk Dr Muhammad Rais Abdul Karim, MIC's Social Strategic Foundation chairman Denison Jayasooria, executive director of the Women's Aid Organisation Ivy Josiah and Shah Alam High Court judge Datin Paduka Zaleha Zahari.

The statement added that the establishment of the commission and its members had received the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail.

The statement said that secretary of Security and Public Order Division of the Home Ministry Datuk Hamzah Mohamed Rus was appointed secretary of the commission.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the proposal to set up the commission when opening a conference for senior police officers on Dec 29 last year.

The commission will study and recommend measures to be taken to make the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) a credible peacekeeping and law enforcement force in the 21st century.

The Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had given his consent to the terms of reference of the commission as follows:

- to carry out an investigation into the role and responsibilities of the PDRM in enforcing the laws of the country;

- to carry out an investigation into the organisational structure and distribution of human resources in the PDRM;

- to carry out an investigation into human resource development, including training and facilities for PDRM personnel;

- to carry out an investigation into the work ethics and procedures for PDRM personnel;

- to carry out an investigation into human rights issues, including issues involving women which are related to the duties of the PDRM and

- to make recommendations to enhance and modernise the PDRM.

The commission is given a year to present its report to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

It also has to submit a progress report on its investigations to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in six months from Wednesday, according to the Prime Minister's Office.