Names of prospective IGPs given to Dr M, says Muhyiddin

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

MUAR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says the names of prospective top cops were submitted to the prime minister several weeks ago, ahead of Mohamad Fuzi Harun’s retirement next month.

However, he declined to reveal how many names were submitted.

He said Dr Mahathir Mohamad would study the names before presenting the matter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for his consent.

“It doesn’t matter how many names. The important thing is I have submitted (the list).

“If he (Mahathir) wants to make changes before presenting it to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, it is his right as prime minister. Only after that will the change be made and replacement decided,” he said when asked about who would succeed Fuzi as inspector-general of police.

Muhyiddin was speaking to reporters after launching the Johor-level 47th anniversary celebrations of the People’s Volunteers Corps (Rela) here.

Also present were Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal and Rela director-general Zulkifli Abidin.