SAC Norzanah calls it a day

Sarawak Police Commissioner Aidi Ismail witnesses the handover of duties between SAC Norzanah Buang (left) and ACP Martin Koo. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

KUCHING: Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SAC) Norzanah Buang, who has served in the Royal Malaysian Police Force (PDRM) for 40 years, will retire and her current position as Sarawak Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) Management Department chief will be taken over by ACP Martin Koo.

The handover of duties ceremony on Monday (Jan 18) was witnessed by Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail at the Senior Police Officers Mess of Sarawak IPK.

Aidi in his speech, thanked SAC Norzanah, who will retire on March 24, for her service and commitment as Sarawak IPK Management Department chief for one year, five months and 17 days.

“She is the first policewoman to be appointed as Sarawak IPK Management Department chief. Looking back at her achievements, she underwent training as a probation inspector on Feb 8, 1981 and returned to Kuching as an investigating officer.

“Throughout her service, she has been promoted to various positions, transferred to various departments and awarded various medals.

“Among the Sarawak IPK’s success under her administration was when the contingent obtained excellent marks and crowned first place of the entire contingent during a public sector conducive ecosystem internal audit series (EKSA) in July 2019,” he said, while wishing her a happy retirement.

For the acting Sarawak IPK Management Department chief, Aidi congratulated ACP Koo on the position and hoped that everyone in the contingent would give their undivided support to him.

He added that with ACP Koo’s experience, he would be able to carry out his duties well as the acting chief.

Meanwhile, SAC Norzanah expressed her gratitude to everyone in the contingent for their support and cooperation.

“The management department is the lifeblood of Sarawak IPK because without management skills, the workflow will be inefficient and productivity will be weak.

“During my years, I have faced various tough challenges and I have gotten to understand the various aspects such as loyalty, security, integrity and others, which must be practiced by everyone in the contingent.

“To ACP Martin Koo, I congratulate him on the position and that everyone will continue to give him your undivided support as you have to me.”