Indian-origin Amar Singh appointed as Police Commissioner of Kuala Lumpur
An Indian-origin Sikh Amar Singh has been appointed the Police Commissioner of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur.
With this, he becomes first person of Indian origin (PIO) and first Malaysian Sikh to achieve the highest police rank in the Muslim-majority country.
Prior to this appointment, he was serving as deputy director of CID. He will succeed Tajuddin Mohamed who has been transferred to federal headquarters as the Deputy Director of commercial CID.
About Amar Singh
- Amar Singh is a third-generation policeman from his family. His father Ishar Singh and maternal grandfather Bachan Singh were from Punjab and both of them were policemen in Malaysia.
- He had graduated in B.Sc from University of Malaya and also did his LLB from the University of Buckingham, UK. He also holds Diploma in Sharia Law.
- Amar’s father Ishar Singh had joined the Federated Malay States Police in 1939 and was a pioneer member of the police jungle squad established during the Emergency.
- His maternal grandfather Bachan Singh was a constable who joined the Malay police force in the early 1900s.