The nation mourns the loss of a great officer


KUALA LUMPUR: One of Malaysia’s most prolific crime busters, Tan Sri Zaman Khan Rahim Khan, has died at the age of 80. The former Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director passed away at the National Heart Institute here.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah conveyed their condolences to Zaman Khan’s family, describing his passing as a great loss to the police force and country.

“Their Majesties are saddened by Zaman Khan’s demise, and hope his family will be patient and strong during this time.

“Their Majesties also expressed their appreciation for his service, deeds and contributions to the people and country.

“Their Majesties pray that his soul will be blessed by Allah SWT and placed among the righteous,” the statement on the Istana Negara Facebook page read.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob extended his condolences to the family, as well.

In his Facebook post, Ismail Sabri said the Malaysian Family has lost a highly respected person in the area of security and public order.

“As former Bukit Aman CID chief and Prisons Department director-general, Allahyarham was very firm and committed to strengthening security and public order throughout his service.

“My condolences to Allahyarham’s family on the passing of their loved one, and I pray that they will remain patient and strong during this time. May his soul be placed among the righteous,” he said.

Former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that Zaman Khan’s passing was a huge loss.

“His passing is a loss to the nation due to his contribution and service in ensuring public security and peace throughout his service. May his family be strong in this sad time,” he said.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said Zaman Khan had served the country with merit, not only during his time as a policeman, but also director-general of the Prisons Department.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, Deputy IGP Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim and the police force conveyed their condolences to the family of Zaman Khan, too, via a post on the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Facebook, saying: “We pray that his soul is blessed by Allah and placed among the righteous.”

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