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Esscom Land Ops Chief Chandra passes away
Published on: Sunday, June 02, 2024
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Esscom Land Ops Chief  Chandra passes away
It is understood that Chandra, as he was fondly called, passed out at his residence in Kingfisher, Likas, at 7am. He was taken by an ambulance to the nearby Likas Hospital Emergency Unit for medical assistance.
Kota Kinabalu: Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) Land Operations Chief SAC Datuk Datuk Chandrasehkaran Muthu, 56, passed away Saturday morning.

It is understood that Chandra, as he was fondly called, passed out at his residence in Kingfisher, Likas, at 7am. He was taken by an ambulance to the nearby Likas Hospital Emergency Unit for medical assistance.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate him on the way but to no response.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jauteh Dikun said a post mortem will be conducted on his teammate at the Likas Hospital.

Jauteh said Chandra’s body is expected to be taken to Wisma Fook Lu Siew for a memorial service once the post-mortem process is completed.

Chandra joined the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) in 1994 and held the position of Kota Kinabalu District Police Chief from 2014 to 2018. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Meanwhile, Esscom Commander Datuk Victor Sanjos said the passing of Chandra is a great loss for Esscom.

He said the late Chandra, who had been the Esscom Chief of Staff (Land Operations) since May 5, 2020, was a dedicated officer when carrying out his duties and had good manners.

“His demise is felt...the deceased was an officer with extensive experience, was diligent and honest, even in friendship he was a good person.

“Condolences to the family members of the deceased,” he said.

Esscom Loyalty Services Division officer (BKK) Iqbal Rais said Chandra was a person with extensive knowledge in the field of policing in Sabah and possessed leadership qualities that were respected by many.

Iqbal also said the deceased had a friendly personality, always ready with a smile and this made him easily approachable.

“He was friendly to all Esscom officers and staff, as well as to the public; he was very easy to deal with,” he added.

Former Esscom BKK director Ab Rasil Hajatil, who is now the director of the Melaka Information Department, said the deceased was a good person and his demise is considered a loss for the national security forces.

“A great loss for Esscom, because the deceased helped a lot in determining the policies and operations of Esscom, especially land operations.

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