Special Branch director takes over as new IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has been appointed as Malaysia’s new Inspector-General of Police, taking over from Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar who retires today.

In his first press conference as the new IGP today, he said he would prioritise curbing the threat of foreign and domestic terrorism as well as the safety and security of the rakyat, and that the Counter Terrorism Division would be strengthened with additional personnel, The Star reported.

The handing-over ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Mohamad Fuzi was previously the Special Branch Director and Counter Terrorism Task Force chief and had also previously held the Bukit Aman Management director and Acting Deputy IGP posts

His appointment as the new IGP ahead of Deputy IGP Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim was a surprise to many.

The DPM also announced that Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff will take over as the new Special Branch director, while Noor Rashid remains as the Deputy IGP.