Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Deparment (CCID) director Mazlan Mansor has been appointed as deputy inspector-general of police.
His appointment, which came into effect on May 9, fills the vacancy left by Noor Rashid Ibrahim who retired on March 17.
Mazlan was appointed to head the CCID at the end of January this year. Prior to that, he served as Selangor police chief.
The 58-year-old received his appointment letter from Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the Home Ministry today.
Also present was the newly minted inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador, who was the acting deputy inspector-general after Noor Rashid Ibrahim retired in March.
Muhyiddin believed that Mazlan would be able to cooperate with Abdul Hamid in leading the police force.
In a statement issued today, the Home Ministry said Mazlan's appointment was consented to by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Meanwhile, Abdul Bador said the vacancies for directors of the CCID, Criminal Investigation Department, Narcotics Crime Investigation Department, and Special Branch will be filled this week.