Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar said today he is due for mandatory retirement in September.
"Yes, I am going on mandatory retirement in September. I will turn 60," he said to reporters after the handing over of duties of the director of the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department in Kuala Lumput today.
At the function, the director, DCP Mahamad Akhir Darus, who retires on June 18 after serving the force since 1976, handed over duties to Brickfields district police chief SAC Sharul Othman Mansor.
Khalid joined the police force as an inspector at the Police Training Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 5, 1976. He assumed the post of inspector-general of police on May 17, 2013.
Asked to comment on a Sarawak Report news portal report linking him and several other senior police officers to one Gopinathan Krishnan or Gopi, the suspected go-between in the protection money racket in Malacca, Khalid said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should be allowed to investigate the matter and pledged that the police would not interfere.
"Sarawak Report is deliberately trying to malign me and my organisation. We already know that the MACC is investigating. Let it investigate. If anyone has committed an offence, regardless of whether it is the police officers or Gopi, action will be taken.
"It is not necessary for Sarawak Report to interfere. Let the MACC conduct its investigation. We will wait for its report," Khalid said.