Malaysia

Khalid named as new IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will replace Tan Sri Ismail Omar as the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP), effective this Friday.

The Prime Minister’s Department, in a statement issued here today, said Federal Police (Bukit Aman) Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin will take over as the new deputy IGP, effective the same day.

It said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had consented to their appointments.

Khalid, 55, who hails from Seremban, attended training as a police inspector at the Police Training Centre on Dec 5, 1976.

He was head of the Kedah Anti-Narcotic Department in 1997 and six years later, was the Pahang Police Management Department head before being appointed Kuantan District Police Chief.

In 2005, he was appointed Negeri Sembilan police chief and then as Federal Police (Bukit Aman)  Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deputy director before being appointed Selangor police chief in June 2007.

On Oct 13, 2010, he was appointed Director of the Bukit Aman’s Internal Security and Public Order Department and not long after that, as Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

Meanwhile, Mohd Bakri, 59, who is from Penampang, Sabah, and holds a Diploma in Police Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), joined the police force on Nov 6, 1975 as a probationary inspector.

He had served as the deputy district police chief of Kota Kinabalu and Seremban and the district police chief of Kudat, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Cheras and Dang Wangi.

Mohd Bakri was the Assistant Director of the Crime Intelligence Unit (D4), Bukit Aman CID, before heading the Sabah CID in 2003 and in 2005, appointed Sabah Deputy Police Commissioner.

In 2006, he was appointed Deputy Director (Intelligence/Operation) of the Bukit Aman Narcotic CID and then the department’s director, before appointed Bukit Aman CID Director in 2008.

Following is a statement from the Prime Minister’s office regarding the appointment of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Deputy Inspector-General of Police:

i)    The appointment of Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar as the Inspector-General of Police effective May 17, 2013 to replace Tan Sri Ismail Omar who retires on May 16, 2013.

ii)    The appointment of Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin as the Deputy Inspector-General of Police to replace Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The statement said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had consented to their appointments.

2.    Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, 55, who hails from Seremban, attended training as a police inspector at the Police Training Centre on Dec 5, 1976. He has a Bachelor of Law Degree from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) and his previous appointments are:

*Head of Kedah Narcotics Department

*Head of Pahang Police Management Department

*Kuantan District Police Chief (Pahang)

*Bukit Aman Deputy Director (Intelligence/Operation) Narcotics CID

*Negeri Sembilan Police Chief

*Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Deputy Director

*Selangor Police Chief

*Director of the Bukit Aman’s Internal Security and Public Order Department

*Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

3.    Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin, 59, who was born in Penampang, Sabah, and holds a Diploma in Police Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), joined the police force on Nov 6, 1975 as a probationary inspector.

Among positions he had served are:

*Kudat Police Chief (Sabah)

*Sandakan Police Chief (Sabah)

*Kota Kinabalu Deputy District Police Chief (Sabah)

*Seremban Deputy District Police Chief (Negeri Sembilan)

*Lahad Datu Police Chief (Sabah)

*Cheras Police Chief (Kuala Lumpur)

*Dang Wangi Police Chief (Kuala Lumpur)

*Assistant Director of the Crime Intelligence Unit (D4), Bukit Aman CID

*Sabah CID Chief

*Sabah Deputy Police Commissioner

*Bukit Aman Deputy Director (Intelligence/Operation) Narcotics CID

*Bukit Aman CID Director

4.    The appointment of Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin as the Deputy IGP were based on their vast experience and administration qualities.

5.    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on behalf of the government also recorded his appreciation to Tan Sri Ismail Omar for his contributions and service as the Inspector-General of Police since his appointment in 2010.
– Bernama

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