Mohamad Fuzi Harun bowed out as Inspector-General of Police today, handing over the reins of nation's top cop to successor Abdul Hamid Bador at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Kuala Lumpur.
The handing-over ceremony was witnessed by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Abdul Hamid, who was the former Special Branch director, assumes the role under a two-year contract that takes effect tomorrow.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah assented to Abdul Hamid's appointment on the advice of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the recommendation of the Police Commission.
Bukit Aman Special Branch deputy director (1) Ramli Hassan, meanwhile, moves up a notch after being appointed as acting Special Branch director.
The hand-over ceremony was also held at Pulapol and witnessed by Home Ministry secretary-general Alwi Ibrahim.