New Police Commissioner of Kuala Lumpur is Indian-Origin Amar Singh [ Current Affairs ]

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The new Police Commissioner of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is Indian-origin Sikh Amar Singh by succeeds Tajuddin Mohamed after his transfer to federal headquarters as the Deputy Director of commercial CID. He is the first person of Indian origin (PIO) and first Malaysian Sikh to reach at the highest police rank in the Muslim-majority country.

  • He was serving as deputy director of CID before this appointment.

About Amar Singh:

  • Amar Singh is a third-generation policeman from his family.
  • His father Ishar Singh and maternal grandfather Bachan Singh are policemen in Malaysia and they were from Punjab.
  • He had completed his graduation in B. Sc. from University of Malaya and LLB from the University of Buckingham, UK.
  • He also had completed Diploma in Sharia Law.
  • In 1939 his father Ishar Singh had joined the Federated Malay States Police and serve as pioneer member of the police jungle squad established during the Emergency.
  • Bachan Singh a maternal grandfather of him was a constable and joined the Malay police force in the early 1900s.

- Published on: February 23, 2016