Federal Narcotics Director Datuk Mohd Najib Abdul Aziz Appointed Deputy IGP.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin consented to the appointment of Mohd Najib, who was the Federal Narcotics Department director. The appointment was made on the advice of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who was briefed by the Police Commission.
Mohd Najib’s appointment, announced in a statement by Internal Security Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, is backdated to Thursday.
As he will be turning 56 on Nov 13, his contract has been extended by one year from November 14.
Mohd Najib, who was born in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, began his career with the police force on Nov 11, 1969. He started out as an officer in the anti-vice and gaming division in Penang and worked his way up the ranks, including becoming Kelantan police chief.
The Deputy IGP’s post became vacant when Tan Sri Musa Hassan was appointed the nation’s top cop on Sept 12, following the retirement of Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Omar.