Who’s accountable? When will it all stop?
Date: 26 September 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok
3-4 (Tingkat 4), Jalan Bangsar Utama 3
Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
Co-founder & Adviser, Lawyers for Liberty
Executive Director, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
Over the last decade, hundreds of people have died in police custody and shooting but yet there is little accountability, transparency or any real investigations by the authorities responsible, namely the courts, police, Attorney-General’s Chambers and hospitals which provided medical assistance or conducted post-mortems.
Despite the obvious seriousness of any extra judicial killings, these important state institutions in most, if not all of these cases, chose to downplay, ignore, cover up or even make outrageous claims over these deaths – causing these institutions to lose credibility and public confidence.
The Government absolutely refused to set up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and continuously and blindly supported the police irrespective of whatever crimes, wrongdoings and abuses they have perpetrated.
No amount of police public relations exercise, rebranding, tweeting and face booking can restore public confidence in the police. Listen to the speakers discussing who’s accountable and when will it all stop.
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