Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Courts’ Proceedings to be recorded

Parliament passed an act today to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC). The amendment is to allow for the recording of “any proceedings” before the courts of law by any mechanical means. Before the act was passed, I asked the Minister in charge Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri in Parliament for clarification whether “any proceedings” include remand proceeding to which he answered yes. I further suggested to him to allow for the same recording of any interrogation of suspects at police station from the moment a suspect is arrested, brought to or called up to police station for questionings. To this, the minister said he is the minister in charge of the courts, not the police stations. He advised me to bring this issue to the minister in charge of police, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid I suppose? I argued that we were amending the CPC, the Code that governs all aspect of criminal proceedings from the second a suspect is brought to police station, to the sentencing in court and to how a suspect can appeal against the sentence. Again, Nazri said he has no say over police matters.

Lim Lip Eng

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wondering, has there been any progress in upgrading the Jalan Kiara 3 / Jln Segambut road? Obviously as we can see there are quite a few developments cropping up at that spot and in another 2-3 years, you can imagine that the road will be practically congested.
Worried resident on Jln Kiara 3 / Jln Segambut