Nothing unusual about police reshuffling exercise: IGP

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (right) speaks to reporter after memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the police and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. With him is UTM’s vive-chancellor Professor Datuk Ir Dr Wahid Omar.

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 July : Reshuffling exercises are normal practice within police force, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today.

“The police force is a living organisation. When someone retires (someone else) will replace them.

Khalid was asked to respond to the New Straits Times’ front page story today that for the first time ever, Malaysia may have two deputy inspectors-general in the force.

“I have no comment on this,” he said.

Khalid was speaking to reporters after a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the police and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

The MoU will see the two parties form a partnership in the field of research and education.

The NST today reported that the country may soon see two “deputy sheriffs” and the establishment of a new department – the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) – as part of a reshuffling exercise.

The idea behind the move to set up Bukit Aman’s 11th department is to strengthen the country’s preparedness and enhance the police force’s capabilities to counter the increasingly intense global threat of terrorism, from which Malaysia is not immune.

 

NST