Published on: Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib was among nine top officers in Malaysia to be promoted to the new rank of Senior Deputy Commissioner (SDCP).
Hamza, when contacted, expressed gratitude for the promotion and pledged to serve his level best to ensure peace and security is upheld at all times.
The new rank, which was finally agreed to be implemented by the government following years of proposals and planning, was attributed to police chiefs and Commissioners from Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Pahang, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said this during the promotion ceremony of the respective police chiefs and their deputies at Bukit Aman on Monday.
The event also saw the police chiefs of Kelantan, Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Terengganu being promoted to Deputy Commissioner.
"The promotions came at the right time, particularly with the social and demographic developments within the country," said Khalid.
"As our country grows, so do the responsibilities of the policemen, and it is only appropriate that these leaders get their promotions," he said, adding that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had also pointed out that the police needed to be given more attention.
Khalid said Bukit Aman would also petition for promotions for a number of senior police officers serving there.