PUTRAJAYA, 3 Sept 2009: Tan Sri Musa Hassan’s contract as the Inspector-General of Police has been extended by a year from 13 Sept 2009, Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Mahmood Adam said.
In a statement, Mahmood said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on the advice of the prime minister and with endorsement from the Home Minister-headed Police Force Commission, had given his consent to extend Musa’s tenure.
This was even though it has been revealed that the police force under Musa’s leadership had failed to meet all three of its core functions, as identified by the 2005 Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysian Police.
These core functions are to keep crime low, eradicate corruption, and uphold human rights.
Musa, a law graduate, started his career as a police inspector on 11 Nov 1969.
He has held various positions including as an investigating officer (1973), Bukit Aman anti-narcotic division deputy director (1981), a lecturer at the Royal Malaysia Police College in Kuala Kubu Baru (1986), Bukit Aman officer in charge of training (1991), Bukit Aman prosecution division deputy director (1995) and Bukit Aman deputy CID director I (2001).
He has also held the posts of Johor police chief (2003), Criminal Investigation Department director (2004) and Deputy Inspector-General of Police (2005).
He was appointed Inspector-General of Police on 12 Sept 2006. — Bernama