Datuk Mohamed Farid Abu Hassan has been appointed as the new director of the Special Branch (SB) of the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), effective Monday (June 17).
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a statement today said the Police Commission had approved the appointment.
Farid replaces its acting director Abdul Hamid Bador who was made the inspector-general of police last May.
Farid joined the RMP on April 15, 1979, and has served in the SB for 36 years.
He has wide experience in criminal investigation and prosecution, according to the statement.