Khazali Ahmad named as new Customs DG
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Sabah federal secretary Datuk Khazali Ahmad has been appointed Customs director-general effective Friday.
He replaces Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Yusuf who retired recently.
Chief Secretary to the government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said in a statement that Khazali was appointed based on his qualification, experience, and outstanding performance in economic, tax and financial management.
Prior to his appointment as Sabah federal secretary, Khazali, 56, joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service on December 1, 1981.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics in Agricultural Economics degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Master’s in Economics from Central State University, Oklahoma.
Meanwhile, National Housing Department director-general Datuk Abu Bakar Hassan has been appointed Sabah Federal secretary effective on Friday.
Abu Bakar, 57, who holds a Master’s in Southeast Asian Studies from Universiti Malaya, joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service on November 26, 1979.
Mohd Sidek expressed the government's appreciation to Mohamed Khalid for his contributions to the civil service during his 35-year career, especially during his tenure as Customs director-general. — Bernama