To ensure the parliamentary select committee on appointment of key public officers to filter and approve qualified personnel including MACC chief.

By:

Ng Yap Hwa

Affiliations:

Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy

Policy Code:

3b Paliamentary Reform

Problem Statement:

All chief commissioners of MACC since 2009 have failed to ensure justice for Teoh Beng Hock and Ahmad Sarbani, who died under the detention of MACC. The appointment of a new MACC chief during PH administration did not make any changes to culture of impunity of MACC officers. The appointment of the chief by the then premier Mahathir bypassed the parliamentary select committee for appointment of key public officers.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

To ensure a person of high quality, integrity, respect human rights be appointed to all key positions in all government institutions, especially MACC.

Proposal of Solution:

To ensure the parliamentary select committee on appointment of key public officers to deliberate the candidacy of all key public officers including the chief commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the candidates shall have the background or education of human rights to prevent the deaths in custody in the future.

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Translation

Isu dan Polisi Semasa:

Semua Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM yang dilantik sejak 2009 telah gagal menuntut keadilan untuk Teoh Beng Hock dan Ahmad Sarbani, yang mana kedua-duanya mati dalam tahanan SPRM. Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM yang dilantik dalam pentadbiran PH juga gagal melaksanakan sebarang perubahan atas culture of impunity (budaya bebas daripada hukuman) di kalangan pegawai-pegawai SPRM. Malahan pelantikan Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM oleh Perdana Menteri pada masa itu, Mahathir Mohamad telah melangkaui jawatankuasa pilihan khas parlimen yang sepatutnya bertanggungjawab dalam pelantikan pegawai awam utama.

Nilai-nilai dan Kepercayaan:

Memastikan seseorang yang berkualiti tinggi, berintegriti dan menghormati hak asasi manusia dilantik untuk memegang jawatan utama dalam semua institusi kerajaan terutamanya SPRM.

Penyelesaian:

Memastikan Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen membuat pertimbangan yang secukupnya atas pencalonan semua pegawai awam utama termasuk Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM dan memastikan semua calon mempunyai latar belakang ataupun pendidikan dalam hak asasi manusia supaya boleh mengelakkan kematian dalam tahanan pada masa kelak.

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