PETALING JAYA: The home ministry today announced that Abdul Hamid Bador has been appointed as the inspector-general of police on a two-year contract.
Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Hamid would serve as the nation’s top cop from Saturday until May 3, 2021.
“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, upon the advice of the prime minister and the police force commission, has consented to it,” he said in a statement.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed that Hamid, 60, would be the new IGP.
Hamid, who was formerly deputy head of the Special Branch, went on early retirement in 2015 after speaking up against the previous government’s alleged involvement in certain scandals.
In May last year, he was recalled by leaders of the Pakatan Harapan government and appointed as Special Branch director.
Last month, he took over as acting deputy IGP when Noor Rashid Ibrahim retired.
Hamid will succeed Mohamad Fuzi Harun, who retires this week.