Saturday, May 11, 2013

IGP 'retiring, not resigning'

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar will go on mandatory retirement on May 17 and was not resigning because of pressure from political parties as claimed by certain groups.

Assistant head of the IGP Secretariat (corporate communications) Assistant Commissioner Ramli Mohamed Yusoof said the postings on social media and blogs on the purported resignation of the IGP were slanderous and malicious.

He said yesterday Ismail's retirement ceremony would be held a day before he officially retire.

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Ramli also pointed out that there was no chaos at Bukit Aman as alleged in the social networking sites.

He said members of the public should not believe such lies or involved in spreading them by extending and sharing the unfounded allegations.

Ismail held the top post since Sept 13, 2010, when he succeeded Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

His contract of service was renewed for another two years with the consent of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

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