23 August 2017
Khalid is out! Behind the scenes wrangling at last spills out evidence of the final decision. Exclusive
The refusal of the Agong to sign the IGP’s extension was a shock and ostensibly a major slap in the face for the Prime Minister, who has been pushing past Malaysia’s constitutional rulers with numerous controversial measures over recent months, most particularly in the case of his emergency powers legislation, which the Council of Rulers objected to, only to be ignored.
Sarawak Report has been informed that the deal behind the IGP’s departure was a simple one. In return for Khalid stepping down he has been promised that no action will be taken against him and his CID Chief Mohamad Salleh and others over the ‘Ops Gopi’ investigation, despite the mounds of evidence linking him to the police protection racketeers.
The fact that top vice cops were shown to be in frequent contact with Gopi for reasons yet to be identified will now apparently no longer be investigated.
Khalid confirms retirement from top cop post
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed he is retiring next month, after leading the police force for four years.
“My tenure ends at the age of 60,” Khalid, who turns 60 on Sept 5, told FMT today.
Khalid will be replaced by his deputy, Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
“As for now, the deputy inspector-general will take over,” he added.
22 August 2017
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Khalid due for mandatory retirement as IGP in September
Khalid Abu Bakar says the MACC should be allowed to investigate allegations linking him and several senior police officers to a suspected go-between in a protection money racket in Melaka.
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar is due for mandatory retirement in September.
“Yes, I am going on mandatory retirement in September. I will turn 60,” he told reporters after the handing over of duties of the director of the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department here.
At the function, the director, DCP Mahamad Akhir Darus, who retires on June 18 after serving the force since 1976, handed over duties to Brickfields Police chief SAC Sharul Othman Mansor.
Khalid had joined the force as an inspector at the Police Training Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 5, 1976. He assumed the post of Inspector-General of Police on May 17, 2013.