In the News - Datuk Koh Hong Sun (Alumni 1969)

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Sunday October 10, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: After serving the force and the nation for almost 40 years, commercial crimes investigation department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Koh Hong Sun retires today, on the special date of 10.10.10.

He was given a fitting farewell on Friday evening by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar and all senior officers at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here where he began his career in 1971.

Comm Koh had scored many firsts in his career in the police force. He was the first Chinese to be awarded the Sword of Honour as Best Probationary Inspector in 1971.

Retiring: Comm Koh saluting his colleagues at his farewell at the Police Training Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

He was also the first Chinese to lead the oath-taking ceremony during the Police Day celebrations as well as the first Chinese commandant of Pulapol.

Comm Koh holds the honour and distinction of being the only person to carry the Royal Malaysia Police standard colours under three different Kings during Police Day celebrations.

“I have served in many capacities and cherished every single moment of my police life.

“The police force has been good to me. I wish all my colleagues the best and may they continue to serve and protect the country with full dedication,’’ he said.

Comm Koh had served in many capacities, including as superintendent of the National Central Bureau or Interpol and as Brickfields OCPD, where he started the safe city concept.

He was the secretary of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation and served as Penang police chief before being promoted to the rank of Commissioner and appointed CCID director.

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