KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will officially retire from service as Inspector-General of Police (IGP) at a ceremony to hand over duties to his successor at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol), here, today.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Home Minister, is expected to attend the ceremony scheduled for this morning.
Khalid earlier said his retirement, which would be one day earlier than his birthday on Tuesday was a decision he made himself.
“My plan after this is to enrol in cookery class at the Malaysian Institute of Baking in Petaling Jaya,” he told Bernama.
Khalid will be honoured at a special parade today, scheduled for 2.30pm at the Pulapol parade grounds, in conjunction with his retirement.
Hailing from Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Khalid has 40 years of experience with the Royal Malaysian Police, first serving as inspector from Dec 5, 1976 before being promoted to higher ranks.
Among the important posts he had held were as Negeri Sembilan police chief (2005), federal police CID deputy director (2006), Selangor police chief (2007), federal police director of Internal Security and Public Order (2010) and Deputy IGP (2011).
Khalid was appointed as Inspector-General of Police on May 17, 2013, succeeding Tan Sri Ismail Omar with the end of the latter’s service contract. – Bernama