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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dan Kenapa Anda Tak Patut Biarkan Anak Kecil Ke Tandas Awam Sendirian, Ini Nasihat Penceramah..

Semalam portal Awani melaporkan satu kejadian cabul yang berlaku di tandas awam.

Mangsa cabul adalah seorang kanak-kanak lelaki yang hanya berusia 8 tahun sahaja.

Dan suspek pula merupakan warganegara Bangladesh!

Mengejutkan sekali berita itu. Nampaknya persekitaran kita tidak lagi selamat sampai ke tahap kanak-kanak yang pergi ke tandas juga boleh berdepan dengan musibah. 

Justeru itu, social influencer yang seringkali dipanggil untuk memberikan motivasi kepada budak-budak sekolah, Mohd Fairuz berkongsikan beberapa perkara penting yang perlu difahami oleh ibu bapa bagi mengelakkan kejadian sama berulang kepada anak masing-masing. 

Oleh : Akhi Fairuz Al-Jengkawi
 

Oleh sebab hari ini viral kes seorang lelaki Bangladesh melakukan oral seks terhadap kanak-kanak lelaki berusia 8 tahun di dalam tandas sebuah pasaraya di Perak, maka menjadi tanggungjawab aku untuk berkongsi hal ini.
  


1. Tolong sangat-sangat agar jangan biarkan anak seorang diri dalam tandas, terutama di tempat awam seperti mall. Temani anak. Tunggu didepan pintu toilet.

2. Teringat aku satu kisah yang tular tahun lepas. Anak tak tahan sangat nak buang air kecil, tapi si emak dan bapak ralit dengan handphone, tak henti-henti berwassap dan main games. Akhirnya, anak beliau pergi seorang diri. Mujurlah ada seorang rakyat budiman yang sudi jenguk-jengukkan si kecil agar selamat. Kalau nak harapkan mak bapak tak guna tu, tak jadi apalah. Menangis nanti pun bila anak dah diculik.

3. 2 tahun lepas pun pernah tular satu dua orang lelaki Bangladesh menangkap gambar kanak-kanak, juga di dalam mall, bahagian permainan. Si bapa berasa curiga dan bertindak menyelidiki apa yang ada dalam folder gambar. Alangkah terkejutnya beliau, berpuluh gambar anaknya ditangkap. Bukan anaknya sahaja, bahkan gambar kanak-kanak yang lain. Terus sahaja beliau ugut nak report polis.

4. Tidak dinafikan, pedofilia wujud di mana-mana. Baik warganegara Malaysia, mahupun warga asing. Jangan dilupa, Malaysia ni nombor 1 di Asia Tenggara mengakses video lucah kanak-kanak.

5. Bagi warga asing, mungkin mereka ada yang betul-betul rindukan anak di negara asal. Namun, itu bukan alasan untuk mereka curi-curi tangkap gambar anak kita.

6. Ulang ilmu ini pada anak-anak, biar ia tertanam kemas dalam fikiran mereka : jangan bagi sesiapa sentuh, pegang atau raba private part (mulut, dada, kemaluan, punggung, paha), apatah lagi kulum kemaluan (kes di Perak). Jika ia berlaku, ajar mereka untuk jerit kuat-kuat, lari dan terus mengadu. Dalam masa yang sama, mereka juga tidak boleh memegang, menyentuh atau meraba private part adik beradik, sepupu atau kawan, walau bergurau.

7. Mujur kes di Ipoh berlaku antara seorang kanak-kanak dan individu yang tak dikenali. Jadi, terus sahaja kanak-kanak ini tahu ia perbuatan yang tak betul, salah. Lalu, terus sahaja beliau mengadu kepada ibunya.

8. Cuma, yang saya takutkan kalau kes sebegini berlaku di rumah pengasuh, di sekolah, dalam rumah, di kampung dan di lain-lain tempat. Maksud saya, anak-anak yang menjadi mangsa tak sedar yang mereka telah dicabul dek sex grooming yang dilakukan pemangsa kepada dirinya. Si pelaku pula boleh jadi anak pengasuh, bapa kepada pengasuh, suami kepada pengasuh, bapa kandung, abang kandung, atuk, atuk tiri, cikgu, ustaz, mudir, pak guard, penjaga kantin, pemandu bas dan lain-lain individu yang ada akses dengan anak kita secara kerap.

9. Bahasa mudahnya adalah, pemangsa telah membina hubungan emosi dengan mangsa hingga membuatkan mereka percaya pencabulan itu benda main-main, menyeronokkan, jangan diberitahu sesiapa dan rahsia bersama. Ada juga yang diugut.

10. Please sedar hal ini mak ayah. Kita tak mahu anak kita menjadi mangsa sejak dari kecil.

Semoga Allah bantu kita bersama. Sebarkan tulisan ini. Tag pasangan anda untuk baca bersama. -sozcyili

Allowing refugees to work legally will boost economy say employers’ body, economist

Hiring refugees legally can reduce the country’s dependency on foreign workers, says the Malaysian Employers Federation.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) backs the idea of hiring refugees legally and formally to work here, adding that it can reduce the country’s dependency on foreign workers.
MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said with the number of refugees that Malaysia has at the moment, which is close to 150,000, it would be a cheaper alternative for employers compared with bringing in foreign workers.
He said the government should look into the possibility of allowing them to be employed legally.
“It is much easier. They are already in the country and there is no need to deal with agencies and no issue with the accommodation because they have their own accommodation. No transportation cost,” he told FMT.
He said some programmes had been implemented with the co-operation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) where refugees were allowed to work in some companies.
“As such, we have them working in the plantation sector. But I would say that the project has failed miserably because I believe the refugees are not keen on working in isolated areas.”
He said most of the refugees preferred to work in and near towns.
Shamsuddin Bardan.
He was responding to a new research paper published by the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), saying that the economy and government revenue would receive a boost if refugees in the country were allowed to work here.
It said assuming that the spending pattern of refugees was comparable to that of the bottom 40 or B40 group, they could contribute over RM3 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) through higher spending by 2024.
IDEAS chief executive Ali Salman said Malaysia already had a good record of providing safe haven for those in need, and that refugees could also make an important contribution to the economy.
“The government should move forward with its manifesto promise to give refugees the right to work and encourage them to make the best possible contribution to Malaysia,” he said.
Economist Barjoyai Bardai agreed that refugees should be allowed to work legally in Malaysia, adding that the country could make use of them to enhance food security.
“Refugees are productive resources that we can utilise for the economy, especially in the agriculture sector.
“If we take Indonesia as an example, they have a 270 million population and they export rice, while we have 33 million people but we import rice.
“What is the difference in Indonesia? Their productivity is 15 tonnes per hectare, while in Malaysia, we produce only 3.5 tonnes per hectare,” he said.\
Barjoyai Bardai.
Allowing refugees to work here would “generate a lot of income, enhance food security,” he said.
Meanwhile, the executive director of the North-South Initiative, Adrian Pereira, said Malaysia was not a safe place for refugees, adding that many were of them were abused by many actors even under the new government.
“The reality is they are already working for survival. We should allow them to work for their security, not to further exploit them in our free market economy. That’s very exploitative rational used to justify working rights for them,” he said.
He said the refugees were merely waiting for resettlement in third countries.
“If 160,000 refugees can add that much value to the economy, it only shows how much has been leaking from our economy when the industries exploit the millions of undocumented workers and not record this on paper. This is the height of injustice.” - FMT

Public hospitals lack funds, staff but have the best experts - minister



Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad has conceded that public healthcare in the country is both underfunded and understaffed.
While the allocation for his ministry increased by RM2 billion under Budget 2019 to RM29 billion, Dzulkefly said this was just 2.2 percent of Malaysia's gross domestic product.
This falls short of Malaysia's target to be a developed country which on average should spend 6 percent of its GDP on healthcare.
"Because of the (current economic) situation, we cannot match the rates of developed countries.
"As such, the allocation for the health sector is not sufficient," Dzulkefly said at a joint media interview in Putrajaya recently.
The Pakatan Harapan government claims to have inherited massive debts and liabilities from the previous BN government which it said totalled over RM1 trillion last year.
This has often been cited as the reason why the government needs more time before it can bring development up to speed.
Dzulkefly said the lack of funding for public healthcare also contributed to a workforce imbalance between it and the private sector.
"For example, say we have 40 percent of the experts in the public sector, but we take care of 60 percent of (the country's) patients," he said.
Despite this, he said, the experts in the public healthcare system were among the best in the country.
"We don't have many experts but the best experts are in the government (hospitals). When there are (medical) complications, they will send them (the patients) to the government (hospitals)," Dzulkefly said.
With these challenges faced by the public healthcare sector in mind, Dzulkefly said he is hoping for greater cooperation with private healthcare providers to ensure the best for Malaysians.
This partnership, he said, was for services, facilities and finances. - Mkini

Better to have 3D job than no job - PM to jobless Malaysians



Unemployed Malaysians should take up 3D jobs (Dirty, Dangerous and Difficult) rather than staying jobless, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
At a press conference after a Workers' Day event today, the prime minister stressed that earning a low income was a much better option compared to getting nothing at all.
"(Although) the pay is low, but if they do not work, there won't be any pay at all. So (they) have to choose. At least if they work, they will earn something," he told the media at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre this morning.
Mahathir was responding to a question on the low pay for 3D jobs making it unattractive to Malaysians.
Earlier, in his speech at the event, Mahathir said that foreigners were taking up 3D jobs because Malaysians won't do them.
He told the audience that the government was aware of concerns by locals over migrant labour saying that Putrajaya had taken steps to ensure that only jobs that received less interest from Malaysians were given to foreign workers.
"If they (jobless Malaysians) do not do this (3D) work, then other people (foreigners) will do them. Then our money will flow out," he pointed out.
"We cannot compel (employers to give higher pay). But we must remember that we work for our country, to develop our country.
"If we do not want to do these jobs, then our money will flow out to other people (foreigners). Then we will lose," explained Mahathir.
Currently, 3D jobs in various industries are often undertaken foreign workers whom in Malaysia comprise of those from poorer Asian countries. - Mkini

Tsen hopes for PBS comeback with Sandakan win


SANDAKAN POLLS | Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) candidate Linda Tsen is hoping a win for her in the coming Sandakan polls could serve as a springboard for the party's comeback.
As party vice-president, she said it was her obligation to ensure the revival of her party’s political might.
The party suffered heavy losses in last year’s general election, seeing its four parliamentary seats being reduced to just one.
The party’s sole seat, Kota Marudu, is held by PBS president Maximus Ongkili.
“I have an obligation to the party, hence I accepted the nomination for the Sandakan by-election.
“We have quit BN… We used our party logo to contest. This is a comeback battle for PBS,” the former Batu Sapi lawmaker said during a recent joint media interview in Sandakan.
Sandakan is Tsen's second contest in a by-election. In 2010, she won the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat under a BN ticket after her husband and then incumbent lawmaker Edmund Chong Ket Wah's demise.
This time, however, she will be contesting under the opposition ticket after BN’s fall in the 14th general election.
Tsen admitted that this time, a win would not enable her to enjoy the advantage of belonging to the ruling coalition.
Such perks would have included distributing development allocations, as she once did as Batu Sapi MP.
Even so, she said a victory here would mean she could serve as a check and balance, keeping an eye on the federal Pakatan Harapan government’s development allocations for Sandakan.
“If I win, I will be an opposition lawmaker. I don't have any allocation. It (serving constituents) will be through a different method...
“For example, federal Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said he will allocate RM2.28 billion for Sandakan. I will make sure the plan is fully implemented and the planned Sandakan airport extension is honoured,” she added.
Obtaining a fellowship from London College of Music, Tsen was a qualified piano teacher before entering politics, who once served as the head of the Kota Kinabalu Music Society.
The coming by-election is a crowded five-cornered fight which will see Tsen taking on DAP’s Vivian Wong and three independent candidates - Chia Siew Yung, Hamzah Abdullah and Sulaiman Abdul Samad.
Wong is the youngest daughter of, and former special assistant to, the late Sandakan incumbent Stephen Wong.
Stephen was also the Sabah minister for health and people’s wellbeing.
Early voting is on May 7, with polling day set to take place on May 11. - Mkini

Singapore deputy PM nods to future leadership role in speech to workers

Heng was promoted to deputy prime minister last month. (Reuters pic)
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s newly-appointed deputy prime minister hinted at a future leadership role in a speech on Wednesday in which he echoed a pledge made by previous prime ministers to support the city-state’s labour movement.
Heng Swee Keat’s remarks came during a rally to mark Singapore’s annual labour day – a speech which has been made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in recent years.
Heng, 57, was promoted to a key post within the ruling People’s Action Party last year and to deputy prime minister last month. The moves strengthened expectations he will take over from Lee, son of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who is expected to step down in the coming years.
“Today is the first time I am speaking to you as leader of the next generation of PAP leaders,” Heng said on the day his role as deputy prime minister came into effect.
“I renew today the pledge that Mr Lee (Lee Kuan Yew) made … fifty years ago, and that every prime minister has since renewed. I assure you the close symbiotic relationship between the PAP and the NTUC (labour movement) … will continue,” Heng said.

He said Singapore must transform its economy to adapt to technological advancements, prepare its workforce for future jobs and pursue inclusive growth. - FMT

Let sanity prevail, PPBM man says amid row over religious insults

PPBM supreme council member Tariq Ismail.
PETALING JAYA: A PPBM supreme council member has urged the government to table the Anti-Discrimination Bill to curb mudslinging and insults hurled against races and religions.
Tariq Ismail called for “a clear set of rules” so that “sanity will prevail”.
“Many insult Islam and many Muslims insult other religions but when is this mudslinging going to end? I am a Muslim, it hurts me when others insult my religion. At the same time, I am equally insulted when fellow Muslims insult other religions,” he told FMT when commenting on remarks by Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin.
Asri took potshots at the Pakatan Harapan administration following the arrest of an associate, preacher Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu, who allegedly insulted Hinduism.
Asri had claimed that Muslims were allowed to be bullied under the present government.
“You can pray continuously but there is no point that when you leave the room, you forget what you prayed for,” Tariq, the grandson of former deputy prime minister, the late Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, said.
“This applies not only to Muslims but to others as well.”
Tariq said he did not want to judge whether Asri was right or wrong but added that Putrajaya should table the Anti-Discriminatory Bill if it wanted to be a “government of all Malaysians”.
“Maybe then sanity will prevail,” he said.
In July last year, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of religious affairs Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the Anti-Discrimination Bill would be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat meeting in March but it did not take place. - FMT

Vivian Wong’s youthful dynamism will help uplift Sandakan, says Kit Siang

Lim Kit Siang.
SANDAKAN: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has described the party’s candidate for the Sandakan by-election Vivian Wong Shir Yee as “just what the doctor ordered”.
The Gelang Patah MP said at just 30 years, Wong brought about the youthful dynamism that the constituents needed to see more positive change.
Having worked with her father, the late Stephen Wong Tien Fatt who was the incumbent and state minister of health and people’s well-being, in serving the people of Sandakan, he said they (constituents) could expect continuity complemented with youthful energy.
He said Wong had also been involved in social work abroad to help the less fortunate through non-governmental organisations.
“If there are people saying Wong (Vivian) is inexperienced it is entirely not true and she should be given a chance to be a politician of calibre and bring the voice of the people of Sandakan to Parliament,” Lim said at a DAP rally in Taman Matahari here last night.
Also present were Wong, Tanjung Papat assemblyman and Sabah DAP deputy chairman Frankie Poon Ming Fung and Sabah DAP publicity secretary Phoong Jin Zhe.
Lim said the choice of Wong as its candidate for the by-election was in line with the party’s stand to introduce young candidates so that the voice of the youth was heard “loud and clear” for the progress of the nation.
He said the government under the Pakatan Harapan coalition had given its commitment to “bring to life” Sandakan’s economy and among the projects towards this end was the RM80 million Sandakan Airport expansion project announced by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng recently.
This project would certainly boost Sandakan’s tourism industry, he said.
The by-election is a five-cornered fight which also involves PBS’ Linda Tsen Thau Lin and three independent candidates.
Early voting is on May 7 and polling on May 11. - FMT

Malaysia losing out due to single airport operator system: Mavcom



The country's aviation industry can progress to become comparable to either Singapore or Dubai, but it is hampered by the single airport operator system that makes Malaysia lose out in terms of attracting more airlines.
Advocating that view, Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) executive chairman Nungsari Ahmad Radhi explained that Singapore, for instance, has a strong domestic demand that is sufficient to support the airport business, which further catalyses its development as an aviation centre.
“Meanwhile, Dubai’s aviation sector is based on its role as a transit hub, which relies on connectivity and its airports’ interlining capabilities rather than domestic demand,” he said.
Malaysia has a combination of both the Singapore and Dubai spectrums, whereby it can excel or be competitive with other international airports, he said in an interview.
The country could be like Dubai, but only if the domestic airports were providing better services and facilities especially in catering to transit passengers, Nungsari said.
"We need to focus on improving our airport in terms of services and efficiency. Or if we aim to be more like Singapore, we have a bigger task at hand, which is developing the economy to grow at a more aggressive pace, so that it can provide the necessary domestic demand for the aviation sector,” he explained.
However, the prickly point here is that the current single operator system, which means that there is no competition, making the sector lull and unattractive, he said.
"Malaysian airports, especially our gateway hubs, do not operate 24 hours a day, which may be a reflection of the fact that airlines don’t find them attractive. This, in turn, implies that competition may be an issue,” Nungsari said.
Currently, he said, 80 percent of the airlines that are coming are of Mumbai (India) and Beijing (China) distance range.
"Another reason that our airports are only operating in a limited time is because we don’t receive passengers from longer distances, for instance from N America. Hence, airports are underutilised,” he said.
Recently, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) received approval for a 35-year extension on operating agreements (OAs) until Feb 11, 2069. The extension means replacing the airport operator’s previous two OAs signed on Feb 12, 2009, with four new OAs for the KLIA, Sarawak airports, Sabah airports, and designated airports in Peninsular Malaysia.
To be clear, the Malaysian government is the asset owner of almost all commercial airports in the country and is the beneficial owner of the land title, and following the OA extension, MAHB will continue to serve as operator of 39 airports nationwide until 2069.
However, the idea of having multiple airport operators in the country is not new, as AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes has persistently voiced out his opinion on the matter.
To recap, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the OA extension was to reduce government's financial burden and it would provide freedom for MAHB to engage with investors especially in developing infrastructure and facilities.
The new OAs, which are scheduled to be finalised in June, are expected to provide some space for MAHB in planning investment for the airport, whereas under the previous OAs, the capital expenditure for expansion was borne by the government.
Going forward, Nungsari believes that there needs to be a master plan or framework that provides clear direction and long-term view of airports in Malaysia, perhaps for the next 30 years.
“We can't just decide to build a new airport without taking into account its connectivity to other means of transportation, including land transport,” he said.
He revealed that Mavcom is working closely with the Ministry of Transport on a long-term plan for the sector, which will take into consideration multimodal connectivity, capacity or even expansion plans.
"We need to optimise the spending as we currently invest a lot on land transport, especially rail in Peninsular Malaysia. We can optimise the spending by improving the connectivity."
With the growing regional passenger traffic growth, Nungsari said, it is crucial to decide on the airport development model, as it would ultimately dictate which airports should be expanded or relocated and how investments are aligned for that purpose.
He also foresees regulations to be implemented to assure a certain level of service provided at the airports as well as fair and equal treatment for all airlines, as these factors have been proven to attract global airlines to neighbouring countries' airports.
On passenger service charge (PSC), he said Mavcom believes that PSC rates should be determined by facilities available in an airport as well as reflect the attractiveness to the investors.
"Mavcom sets it (the PSC) and we want to differentiate the PSC between airports, but we need to find the basis for doing that in the most objective manner and based on this, we have done valuation based on airport regulated assets.
“The regulated asset assessment means differentiating the PSC based on airport type as well as the quality, but it would ultimately determine the airport funding model, which means if there is any plan to build a new airport or expanding old ones, who's going to pay for it,” he explained.
He reiterated that an airport expansion plan without using government money is possible; however, investors would demand clarity on the percentage of charges allowed to be collected since the amount of money invested in an airport is a large sum.
“Their earnings is PSC and PSC determines the viability of airport funding. If private investors show some interest to come in, they need to know how much they can get and will the government change it. We (should ensure that we are) being fair to investors.” - Bernama

Dr M: No world stability if Israel's terrorism not stopped


Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad once again today described Israel as a terrorist nation and the root cause of instability in the world.
Addressing youths at the Al Sharq Annual Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, the majority of whom are from Middle East countries, the 93-year-old leader stressed that the time had come for the international community to stand together and end Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
"Apartheid, genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and all the evil that mankind can inflict on others can be compiled in Palestine - courtesy of the barbaric, arrogant, terrorist nation called Israel.
"Until and unless the international community is committed to find a solution to bring an end to the occupation of the land belonging to the Palestinians, the region and the rest of the world will not have much of a chance for stability and order," he said in his keynote address before opening the conference, held the first time in Malaysia.
His statement led to overwhelming applause from the 1,000-odd participants.
Describing Palestine as the core of all tragedies, he said the world was not stable and neither did it look like to be so in the near future.
Dr Mahathir said the senseless murder of innocent people continued in the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq by the US-led coalition in 2001 and 2003 respectively, which had seen more tumult than stability in the region before the Arab Spring came about.
"Nations like Syria, Libya and Yemen today provide images of a human tragedy while the rest of the world watch helplessly.
"Their sufferings did not originate from internal strife but rather interference and interventions from external powers which obviously were doing it out of self-interest, disguised under the veil of democracy and human rights," he said.
The prime minister said that ancient civilisations or rather these cradles of civilisation were pummelled to a pulp by present-day powers that have styled themselves as the leaders of modern-day civilisation.
"There is nothing civilised in their actions or behaviour. The only thing they can showcase is technology capable of producing weaponry that are extremely efficient in maiming, killing and murdering people by the thousands," he said.
Compromises needed in M'sia
He shared that he took pride in the fact that Malaysia, as a multiracial and multi-religious country, had been able to move forward despite the diversity, although he admitted that Malaysia has had its knocks and falls due to the differences but it had also managed to turn them into strengths and reason for unity.
"In fact, we have come to believe that we are quite successful as a nation because of diversity. Indeed, managing the diversity is not pleasant at times. Most times, the differences are amplified and the similarities subdued.
"We have our own sets of prejudices and bigotry amid our people but, by and large, we have come to accept that any attempt to champion one race or religious group at the expense of the other will result in destruction of all that we have worked hard to build.
"Instead, we keep working on our common interests and common grounds. It is not easy but we kept plugging at it and Alhamdullillah, we have managed thus far," he said.
He said the differences in religion, race, culture and customs required Malaysian to make compromises and to be accommodating and they had learnt to tolerate many things.
Going forward, Mahathir, in his speech titled “In Search of a More Just and Stable World Order”, said the youths, being the future leaders, had a pivotal role in making the world a better place and every leader should keep close to them.
"In my many years as a politician and entrusted to lead sometimes, I’ve always tried to tried my level best to fulfil requests from youth organisations and movements.
"My reasons are quite basic – if I want to see changes made and ambitions realised, the youths are our best bet," he added.
Bernama

Mahathir points to Hamid Bador as new IGP



Current acting deputy inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador will most likely be the new police chief, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
The prime minister, however, stopped short of confirming the matter, saying he "thinks" this will be the case.
"Yes, I think he is the next IGP.
"I think the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong has signed his appointment letter," he said when questioned by reporters after a Workers' Day event in Putrajaya this morning.
Abdul Hamid was named as acting deputy IGP in March, replacing Noor Rashid Ibrahim who retired.
Abdul Hamid had served as the deputy director of the Special Branch before being transferred out from the force by the Najib Abdul Razak administration.
[More to follow] - Mkini