The head of Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standard Compliance Department Asri Yusoff and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) secretariat head Zamri Yahya are among 20 senior police officers involved in transfers next month. IGP Secretariat PDRM Corporate Communications head Asmawati Ahmad, in a statement, said all the transfers took effect from Aug 6. Leading the list is Asri who takes over as Bukit Aman Management director while Zamri takes over from Asri. Mohd Roze Shaari, who is from Bukit Aman’s management division will be made deputy director of the Crime Investigation Department’s forensic, databank DNA/strategic planning unit. Roze is replaced by Melaka police chief Jalil Hassan.
Replacing Jalil as Melaka police chief is CID forensic, databank DNA/strategic planning deputy director Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah. Meanwhile the secretary of the IGP secretariat Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf will take over as head at the IGP’s office. Kuala Lumpur PDRM College management science studies centre head Muhammed Hasbullah Ali takes over as Sarawak crime prevention and community security head from Shafie Ismail, who takes over Hasbullah’s post. Petaling Jaya police chief Mohd Zani Che Din swaps with Bukit Aman crime prevention and community safety department’s motorcycle patrol unit/e sector, ground operations division assistant Mohd Soaihami Rahim. Others in the transfers are Bukit Aman integrity and standard compliance (wellness/organisation) department assistant director Habibi Majinji, who will be made Kota Kinabalu police chief, replacing M Chandrasehkaran, who takes over as Sabah strategic resource and technology head.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur crime prevention and community safety department community policing head Noor Azmi Yusoff is the new Wangsa Maju district police chief. Meanwhile, two ambassadors appointed by the previous Barisan Nasional government have refused to resign, despite being told to do so by the Pakatan Harapan administration, as reported by The Star. It said the two political appointees are reluctant to return to Malaysia, and have expressed to the chief of the administrative staff their plans to continue in their present roles for a while longer. “The matter has been conveyed to Wisma Putra,” a Foreign Ministry source told the English daily. “However, the ministry has insisted that these two ambassadors return immediately.” The source said one of the diplomats had asked for his tenure to be extended, while the other is seeking another foreign posting. Both have argued that the letter from ministry, ordering them to return immediately, was signed only by a senior Wisma Putra officer, and not the minister. They said their appointments, by former prime minister Najib Razak, were based on the recommendations of then foreign minister Anifah Aman.
“Therefore, they cannot accept the letter signed by a senior Wisma Putra officer,” said the source, adding that the ministry is looking to take action against the duo, including suspending their salaries and allowances, should they refuse to comply. The report said there are currently 15 designated ambassadors-in-waiting, all of whom are career diplomats, to fill up the vacancies. “These would-be ambassadors are experienced and qualified officers for the job. They are all ready for deployment,” said the source. “These posts (heads of mission) are reserved only for career diplomats and those who have served the ministry. There will be no more political appointees to such positions.” Among those who have been asked to return are Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, First Ambassador to the Vatican Bernard Dompok, Ambassador to Finland Blanche O’Leary, Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre in Taiwan president Adeline Leong and High Commissioner to Brunei Ghulam Jelani Khanizaman.