New rank for nine police chiefs

New appointments: Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin (centre) witnessing the handing over of the appointment letter to the new Federal Deputy CID director (Intelligence/Operations) Datuk Mazlan Mansor (right) by Federal CID director Comm Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah at Bukit Aman.

KUALA LUMPUR: The police chiefs of Kuala Lumpur and eight states have been promoted to the new rank of Senior Deputy Commissioner (SDCP).

Following years of proposals and planning, the Government had finally agreed to the im­­plementation of the new rank, said Inspector-Ge­­neral of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

“The new rank will be attributed to police chiefs and Commissioners from Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Pahang, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor.

“The police chiefs of Kelantan, Malacca, Ne­­gri Sembilan and Terengganu will be promoted to Deputy Commissioner,” he said during the promotion ceremony of the respective police chiefs and their deputies at Bukit Aman yesterday.

Khalid said that with the social and demographic developments within the country, the promotions came at the right time.

“As our country grows, so do the responsibilities of the policemen, and it is only appropriate that these leaders get their promotions,” he said, adding that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had also pointed out that the police needed to be given more attention.

He said that Bukit Aman would also petition for promotions for a number of senior police officers serving there.

During the promotion ceremony, a reshuffle was announced with Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan named as the new Selangor chief with the rank of Senior Deputy Comm.

The new deputy Selangor police chief was now Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar, the current Penang deputy police chief. He was promoted to Deputy Comm.

Selangor acting police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan will replace SAC Abdul Rahim as Penang deputy police chief with the rank of Deputy Comm.

Federal Internal Security and Public Order deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Muham­mad Sabtu Osman will succeed Deputy Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah as the Sarawak police chief while DCP Acryl Sani will helm the Perak police force.

Both DCP Muhammad Sabtu and DCP Acryl Sani have been promoted to the rank of Senior Deputy Comm.

Khalid said that with the promotions, their efforts in their respective states should now be doubled.

“To whom much is given, much more is expected,” he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Man aged 77 goes missing in Klang
Man dies in fall from 10th floor of flat in Butterworth
The Star is top English-language M'sian news portal in brand trust scores, says Reuters Institute
KJ hits back at critics of mixed-type vaccination
Sabah announces SOP for Aidiladha
Taxis, e-hailing vehicles can cross districts and states if passengers have approvals
Sabah increases efforts to prevent rabies following outbreak at neighbouring Sarawak district
Investigate allegations of Covid-19 vaccines sold to private groups, says MMA
Puncak Niaga's suit against Khalid Ibrahim will proceed for full trial
Covid-19: 24 new clusters, including 15 workplace outbreaks

Stories You'll Enjoy