SB Chief Appointed IGP

Khalid handing over the IGP baton to Fuzi (right).

SHAH ALAM: Special Branch Director Datuk Seri Fuzi Haron took over as the Inspector General of Police today. Fuzi assumed the IGP post from retiring Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar at a ceremony at the police training centre at Jalan Semarak in Kuala Lumpur.

Fuzi, a career SB officer who specialised in counter-terrorism, is the 11th IGP since Merdeka and the first SB director to become the country’s top cop since Tan Sri Norian Mai, who served from 1999 to 2003.

Khalid handing over the IGP baton to Fuzi (right).

Norian was appointed as IGP on Jan. 8, 1999 following the resignation of the-then IGP Tan Sri Rahim Noor – also an SB director before his promotion – following the black eye incident involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar

Khalid, who became the IGP in 2013, joined the force in 1976, turned 60 tomorrow. He spent most of his junior years as an anti-narcotics investigator before moving up to more senior positions which culminated with his appointment as the IGP, three years ago.

A PDRM Mercedes Actros prime mover with a low loader carrying CBRNE equipment at the 2017 Merdeka parade

Deputy IG Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim, who was widely tipped to be promoted, remains at his post. He is to retire next year. Federal Narcotics Director Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff in the meantime, has been appointed to replace Fuzi as the new SB Director.

VAT 69 troopers (with camo) during 2017 Merdeka parade. Note the trooper carrying an RPG-7 launcher and an unknown type rocket.

–Malaysian Defence

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