THREE newly promoted police officers received their insignia during the state-level 214th Police Day celebration in Kedah.
They are Ab. Rahaman Arsad, Mohamad Ismail Ibrahim and Brandon Richard Joe who have been promoted to the rank of Senior Asst Comm, Asst Comm and Deputy Supt respectively.
SAC Ab. Rahaman will be transferred to the National
Security Council in Putrajaya while ACP Mohamad Ismail will head the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) in Johor.
DSP Brandon will work at the Special Branch Department at Kedah police headquarters.
DSP Brandon, 43, said he had been serving the force since 2003.
He was previously attached to the Special Branch Department of Kota Setar District police headquarters.
“I am thankful to God for this promotion.
“It’s double celebration as my promotion coincided with my eldest son Darryl Watts Tangai’s 15th birthday.
“The promotion touched my heart even more as it reminded me of my father in Sarawak who is a former policeman with the rank of Sarjan Mejar.
“With this new position, I hope to raise the image of the police force, especially the Special Branch, ” he said after the ceremony.
On hand to pin the rank insignia on him and others was Kedah police chief Comm Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan.
Comm Hasanuddin also gave out letters of appreciation to 33 police officers, policemen, retired police officers and members of non-
governmental organisations at the celebration held at the state police contingent headquarters.
Kpl Zulfami Shariff, 34, from the JIPS of the Kedah police headquarters, emerged third in the Federal Police (Bukit Aman) Integrity Award (Implementation Category).
Kpl Zulfami, who began serving the police force on Dec 1,2005, received a letter of appreciation from the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
“Sixteen candidates from all the contingents nationwide were shortlisted to attend an interview at the Sungai Petani Police Training Centre early this month.
“I am proud to come in third in this award.
“This is an inspiration to me and I hope to be a role model to all my colleagues, ” he said.
Senior psychology officer Wan Su Haron, 49, also from the JIPS, was among the 33 who received letters of appreciation.
Before joining the police force, he served as a civil servant in Perlis and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) for 20 years.
“I feel very thankful that the top management of the police force always trust us and give us the support to play our role to the fullest.
“For a long period, I have been helping my colleagues, the community and students on many cases related to suicide attempts and drugs, ” he said.
Meanwhile, Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation Langkawi and Kubang Pasu chairmen Datuk Chen Liau Weng and Yusoff Ariffin, together with TV3 journalist Kumaran Rajamoney and RTM journalist Rusiah Abd Hamid, received the Friends of Police certificate of appreciation.
Others recipients were from the Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association of Malaysia, Malaysia Ex-Police Association and Police Family Association.
On another matter, Comm Hasanuddin said disciplinary action would be taken against police personnel who took up loans from loan sharks or licensed money lenders.
“Borrowing money from illegal money lenders or Ah Long is a disciplinary offence.
“The police must obtain prior approval from their department heads before taking any loans.
“An internal investigation will be carried out on those who could not repay their loans.
”So far, we have not received any report on such matters, ” he said.