PUTRAJAYA: Mazlan Mansor was appointed as deputy inspector-general of police (IGP) today, effective May 9.
Mazlan, 58, served as Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director prior to his appointment.
He received his appointment letter from Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at a function at the ministry here today. IGP Abdul Hamid Bador was also present.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong consented to Mazlan’s appointment on the advice of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The post had been vacant for almost two months following the retirement of Noor Rashid Ibrahim on March 17.
At the event today, Muhyiddin voiced confidence in Mazlan’s capabilities given his long experience in the force.
“Hopefully with a credible leadership, the police force will be able to gain the people’s confidence in its endeavour to enhance efficiency and service, and boost its image as an enforcement agency to be highly regarded and respected,” he said.
Muhyiddin also said the home ministry and police would work together to tackle any internal security issues in addition to ensuring that laws are both judiciously and humanely enforced.
Mazlan was also previously Ipoh Criminal Investigation Division chief, Melaka Police chief, Selangor Investigation Division chief and Selangor police chief.