Malaysian Govt agrees with body cameras for law enforcers to prevent misconduct

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The government has agreed to implement the use of body cameras on law enforcement officers such as police, immigration and customs to overcome issues of misconduct, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

He said the proposal for the use of the body cameras was accepted as there have been various allegations of misconduct by officers on duty, such as beating the person being investigated.

“The officer on duty will wear body cameras, and when he or the client (person being investigated) talks, it will be captured on the camera. We can see what the officer is doing to the client,” he told reporters after chairing the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption meeting, here today.

However, Dr Mahathir said the date of implementation of the use of that body cameras has yet to be finalised as it would involve certain costs to the government.