KUALA LUMPUR : Director of Bukit Aman’s Internal Security and Public Order Department, Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, has been appointed acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP), effective today.
IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador confirmed that Acryl Sani takes over from Datuk Mazlan Mansor who goes on mandatory retirement tomorrow.
The handing-over of duties for the second highest post in the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) was held at the Dewan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, at the PDRM College in Cheras here. The event was also witnessed by Abdul Hamid.
Acryl Sani has wide experience in policing and has held the post of director of several departments in Bukit Aman, including the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, the Strategic Resources and Technology Department (StaRT) as well as the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department.
Meanwhile, Abdul Hamid clarified that Acryl Sani was appointed to the acting post while waiting for Istana Negara to issue the official letter appointing him as Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
“There is a slight technical glitch, Istana Negara has not yet released the consent from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah) for Acryl Sani’s appointment as Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
“So we are waiting for the consent from Seri Paduka. That is why Acryl Sani was appointed to the acting post,” he said.
Abdul Hamid said only the two top posts in PDRM needed the agreement and consent of the Agong, namely that of IGP and Deputy IGP.
He said Acryl Sani was known for his good service experience and successes in the Department of Internal Security and Public Order.