Body cameras will enhance efficiency

NEW YORK: The use of body cameras by law enforcement officers such as police, immigration, and customs will enhance the effectiveness in carrying out their duties.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin saw the move as a good thing and hoped it would be well received by the enforcement officers.

“I was informed that this camera has been used in many countries. It is not aimed at finding fault with the enforcers such as police, immigration or customs,” he said.

Muhyiddin was commenting on the government’s agreement to implement the use of body cameras to address issues of misconduct including corruption.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad  after chairing a meeting of special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption yesterday.

In addition, Muhyiddin said the relevant agencies  under his ministry would study the matter,  to report to   the government before the Cabinet to decide on  how and when the
proposal would be implemented.

“It will cost us a lot of money. But what is good here is that the prime minister himself made the announcement, and perhaps he will give support to us (in terms of equipment provision),” said Muhyiddin. – Bernama