KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): Bukit Aman Special Branch (SB) director Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador has been appointed acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
The announcement was made at a Handover of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police Duty Ceremony at the Police Training Centre here today.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun who made the announcement at the ceremony said Abdul Hamid would be acting as Deputy Inspector-General of Police until an official decision is made by the Government.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim will be officially retiring from the Royal Malaysian Police this Sunday after serving the force for 35 years.
He was appointed Deputy Inspector-General Of Police on December 2014 and his service was extended on contract for one year last year.
Noor Rashid said he would be taking a rest before starting to write on the uniformed force after becoming a retiree.
"I am sad to leave the officers who have gone through thin and thick with me but I am happy to return to my family. My advice is to be strong and sincere, I want you (PDRM personnel) all to be respected by the community.
"Goodbye and thank you all,” he said in a choked voice when delivering his speech at a Handover of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police Duty Ceremony at the Police Training Centre here today.
Noor Rashid, 61, from Yan, Kedah, holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from Universiti Malaya, began his career with PDRM as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
Since starting his service in January 1984, he had held various posts including Penang Northeast CID chief, Seberang Prai Tengah police chief, Narcotics CID deputy director, Sabah police commissioner and Narcotics CID director.
Earlier when relating his experience working with Noor Rashid, Mohamad Fuzi said his colleague was firm and stern in carrying out his duties.
“Noor Rashid is my squadmate of 32 men, now there are only seven left in the force. He is the 26th in the squad to retire, leaving six who are still in the service.
“Personally I would want him to be the Inspector-General of Police but as fated by Allah who determines everything, the situation changes...nonetheless Noor Rashid has always given his undivided support and we have cooperated well," he said.