Sabah police mourn loss of Esscom chief of staff Chandra

KOTA KINABALU: Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) Land Operations Division chief of staff Senior Asst Comm Datuk M. Chandra (pic) has passed away at the age of 56.

The passing of the senior officer yesterday was confirmed by Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jauteh Dikun.

“His last message to me was this morning (yesterday) at 5.18am,” said Jauteh, describing SAC Chandra as a dedicated and hardworking person.

The Johorean was found unconscious at his house at around 7am before he was rushed to the Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital in Likas here.

He was pronounced dead at 8.45am despite efforts to resuscitate him.

It was learnt that he had a history of heart problems.

The case has been classified as sudden death and his body was sent for a post-mortem.

SAC Chandra, who served the force for three decades, came to Sabah as a probationary assistant superintendent at the Penampang police station before rising up the ranks.

During his tenure, he was also the Kota Kinabalu district police chief from 2014 to 2018.

Jauteh said SAC Chandra’s remains would be taken to the Wisma Fook Lu Siew funeral parlour here for a memorial service and the observing of final respects.

The late officer is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

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