Former IGP Khalid appointed Prasarana chairman

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak yesterday announced the appointment of former IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (picture) as the new chairman of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and as special envoy.

The post of special envoy for Khalid is for the purpose of boosting ties and cooperation between Malaysia and the international community in combating terrorism, extremism and human trafficking.

“This is in view of the wide experience and good relations of Tan Sri Khalid with international agencies in tackling these problems throughout his tenure as IGP,” Najib said in a statement in Putrajaya.

Khalid is on compulsory retirement from the Royal Malaysian Police since Monday after serving for over 40 years. Hailing from Seremban, Negri Sembilan, he started in the force as an inspector on Dec 5, 1976.

Najib said Khalid’s appointment as Prasarana chairman was to replace Tan Sri Ismail Adam who completed his term on Aug 31, 2017.

“Tan Sri Khalid will continue with the mission and vision of Prasarana to build and provide world-class public transportation and to increase its use,” he added.

On behalf of the government, the prime minister thanked Ismail for his contributions during his tenure as Prasarana chairman. — Bernama