Former IGP to be laid to rest at Makam Pahlawan


KUALA LUMPUR: Former top cop Tun Hanif Omar will be laid to rest at Makam Pahlawan, Masjid Negara.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said that prayers for the 85-year-old former IGP will be conducted at Masjid Negara.

"Prayers will be conducted before he is laid to rest at Makam Pahlawan," he said when contacted on Saturday (April 20).

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The body of the deceased was still at his home in Shah Alam and would be brought to Masjid Negara by noon.

So far, several senior police officers were seen in the vicinity of Masjid Negara and preparations were underway for the funeral arrangement.

Born in Teluk Intan, Perak, Hanif was the Melaka police chief in 1970 and then the Selangor police chief in 1971, before becoming the Deputy Inspector-General of Police on Feb 1, 1973.

Hanif was appointed as Malaysia's fourth IGP at the age of 35 on June 8, 1974 and remained at the post for 20 years until his retirement in Jan 1994.

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