KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain has been appointed Inspector-General of Police effective June 23.
Razarudin, 61, replaces Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani who will end his service tomorrow.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the appointment had received the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah after receiving advice from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the recommendation of the Police Force Commission.
The appointment is on a contractual basis for two years until June 22, 2025.
“Throughout Razarudin’s service in the police force, he has held various positions at the state and contingent levels,” he said in a statement today.
Razarudin was born on March 15, 1963 in Dengkil, Selangor,
He holds a Master’s degree in Social Science in Policing Studies from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Razarudin began his career in 1984 as an investigating officer attached to the Kedah criminal investigation department.
His other portfolios also include deputy commander of the Special Task Force On Organised Crime (STAFOC), CID chief of the Penang police contingent, deputy police commissioner of Sabah and Perak deputy police chief before he was promoted to lead the police force in the state.
He was appointed as the director of Bukit Aman narcotics criminal investigations department for a year before becoming the Deputy IGP in 2021.
Meanwhile, Saifuddin in a separate statement also announced the appointment of Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay as the new Deputy Inspector-General of Police effective June 23.
He also said that Al-Sultan Abdullah had consented to the appointment after receiving advice from Anwar on the recommendation of the Police Force Commission.
Ayob Khan, 57, who was born on July 27, 1966 in Kota Setar, Kedah, has a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He started his service in 1993 at the Bukit Aman special branch from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
Among his other posts were as the director of the Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department and Johor police chief.