KUALA LUMPUR: Candidates for the Deputy Inspector-General of Police post have been identified and will be announced after Hari Raya, says Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
The newly appointed IGP said he would discuss the list of candidates with the Home Minister and Home Ministry secretary-general before shortlisted names are referred to the Police Force Commission (SPP).
"The SPP will decide who will be the next Deputy IGP.
"The appointment of Deputy IGP is very important and it will be expedited. It will be done along with the appointments of several Bukit Aman department directors, to replace those who are retiring," he said at a press conference in Bukit Aman on Thursday (May 6).
Acryl Sani said he expected the Deputy IGP to be chosen a few days after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Previously, a few Bukit Aman directors were speculated as the next Deputy IGP, a post left vacant after Acryl Sani was appointed as the nation's top cop.
Among the names considered are Bukit Aman Integrity and standard compliance department (JIPS) director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya, management department director Comm Datuk Ramli Din and logistics department director Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.
A few directors are also scheduled to retire between May and September and will result in other movements within the police force.
One of the hottest speculations is the next posting for Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, who is speculated to succeed Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed as Bukit Aman CID director.
Comm Huzir is expected to retire in the middle of May.