WAN JUNAIDI SHRUGS OFF GOBIND'S CHALLENGE TO DEBATE

16 Jul 2013 07:53

KUCHING, July 13 (Bernama) -- Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has shrugged Member of Parliament for Puchong Gobind Singh Deo's challenge to a debate on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) as a sheer waste of time.

Wan Junaidi said the debate would be an exercise in futility as the government had rejected the proposed commission in 2009.

"Instead, the government had passed the law Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission Act or EAIC.

"Therefore, his call to a debate is a futile effort and will result in nothing. He is after a cheap publicity," Wan Junaidi told reporters after visiting the site of a new mosque in Muara Tebas here today.

Gobind was reported as saying that Wan Junaidi's dismissal of the IPCMC was flawed.

He added that by and large, the opposition and critics of the police had been demanding that the IPCMC should be set up, as recommended by a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

"I'm not interested to debate with anyone who is incapable of being polite. The debate will end up with who shouted the loudest," said Wan Junaidi.

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