Ayob Khan heads list of police awards recipients


Honorary list: Sultan Abdullah (centre) flanked by Razarudin (fourth from left) and Ayob Khan as well as other top leaders of the Royal Malaysia Police after the awards ceremony at Istana Negara. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has conferred the Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis (PGPP) award on Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

Ayob Khan heads the list of 309 award recipients, including two senior officers from foreign police forces, Brunei’s Police Commissioner Datuk Paduka Seri Mohammad Irwan Hambali and Thailand’s Police Chief Torsak Sukvimol, at the investiture of the police gallantry awards and medals for the first session of 2023 that was held at Balairong Seri, Istana Negara here yesterday.

Besides Ayob Khan, four other senior police officers also received the PGPP award including Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) director Datuk Seri Azri Ahmad, Bukit Aman Management Department director Datuk Seri Azmi Abu Kassim, and Bukit Aman Investigation and Traffic Enforcement Department director Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri.

At the ceremony, Sultan Abdullah also conferred the Darjah Panglima Setia Pasukan Polis to 58 recipients; Pahlawan Pasukan Polis (PPP) to 88 recipients; Kesatria Pasukan Polis (KPP) to 17 recipients; Bentara Pasukan Polis (BPP) to 138 recipients and Pingat Keberanian Polis (PKP) to one recipient.

The awards and medals were conferred on qualified police officers and personnel of other ranks for their contributions and sacrifices. Also present at the ceremony were Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifudin Nasution Ismail and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

The second session of the ceremony is scheduled to take place at Istana Negara today. — Bernama

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