PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed the appointment of Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador as the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
"The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has signed the appointment letter," he told reporters at the Labour Day celebrations at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on Wednesday (May 1).
On Monday (April 29) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun paid a farewell visit to Dr Mahathir before his upcoming retirement on Saturday (May 4).
Mohamad Fuzi – who turns 60 on May 4 – was appointed IGP on Sept 4 2017, taking over from Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
He joined the Royal Malaysia Police as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on Jan 8, 1984 and was the Special Branch chief at the time of the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh.
Meanwhile, when asked about the appointment of the new chief of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), the Prime Minister said the government had yet to find a suitable candidate.
Suhakam is currently without commissioners, as their terms expired on April 25.
Commissioners' terms typically run for three years, and the last round of appointments were made in July 2016 and backdated to April that year.