Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad takes over as Kedah police chief


ALOR SETAR: Former Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department deputy director (Integrity) Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad has been appointed Kedah police chief with effect from Thursday (Jan 6).

He takes over from Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat, who was appointed Johor police chief to replace Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, who now heads the Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department.

Earlier, deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Razarudin Husain conferred the rank of commissioner on Wan Hassan before the handover of duties ceremony took place at the Tunku Ibrahim Hall of the state police contingent headquarters here.

Wan Hassan, 55, who hails from Tumpat, Kelantan joined the Royal Malaysia Police in 1995 and has held several positions including Seberang Perai Selatan district police chief from 2014 to 2016 and Hilir Perak district police chief from 2016 to 2017.

At the ceremony, Razarudin and Kamarul Zaman said they hoped Wan Hassan could use his experience and knowledge to lead the state police to keep up its present momentum and ensure the safety of the people of Kedah. – Bernama

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