Lawful Video Recording Cannot be Obstruction under Section 186 of Penal Code

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the acknowledgement by Director for Criminal Investigation Department, Huzir Mohamed that the act of recording police officers on duty is lawful and permissible. However, SUARAM is concerned with the illogical suggestion that despite the legality of the act of recording, a person can be considered to have obstructed a police officer if they were to record against police request to stop.

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IPCMC is necessary to investigate cases of police misconduct to help restore the public’s belief in PDRM

Today, SUARA Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) will reiterate the importance and the need for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) bill as it provides an independent body that will help investigate cases of police misconduct at every level, especially controversial cases involving senior members of the Royal Malaysian Police that have traditionally not received a lot of attention.

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Stop Harassment of Activists

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) condemns the widespread investigation and harassment against human rights defenders in the recent weeks and call for the immediate cessation of all unwarranted and absurd investigation against human rights defenders and political activists.

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Involve Independent Investigator for Accountability

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is closely monitoring the development related to the five Mongolian national who are now under Interim Protection Order (IPO) following allegation that two of them were sexually assaulted by a police inspector.

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