Normah Ishak is Malaysia first female counterterrorism chief


Normah Ishak joined the Royal Malaysian Police in December 1991 and has been Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay’s deputy since 2016. – Facebook pic, February 14, 2020. 

NORMAH Ishak has been appointed Malaysia’s first female counterterrorism chief, taking over from Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay as principal assistant director of the Special Branch’s Counter Terrorism Division, the South China Morning Post reports.

The report quoted Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador as saying that the appointment was made as Normah is a “gutsy, brainy, highly qualified and an experienced officer of very high integrity and an excellent commander”.


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