PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has appointed Normah Ishak (pic) as principal assistant director of the Special Branch's Counter-Terrorism Division, making her Malaysia's first female counter-terrorism chief, reported South China Morning Post.
The report quoted Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador as confirming her appointment which came into effect on Friday (Feb 14).
The report said Hamid described Normah as "gutsy, brainy, highly qualified and an experienced officer of very high integrity and an excellent commander".
Normah, who joined the police force in December 1991, replaces Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay who was promoted as the new Johor police chief, effective March 6.
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