Ismail Omar

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Ismail Omar
Inspector General of Royal Malaysian Police
In office
13 September 2010 – 17 May 2013
Monarch King Mizan Zainal Abidin
King Abdul Halim
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Preceded by IGP Musa Hassan
Succeeded by IGP Khalid Abu Bakar
Personal details
Born (1953-05-15) 15 May 1953 (age 64)
Kulim, Kedah, Federation of Malaya
Citizenship Malaysian
Nationality Malaysia
Alma mater St. Michael's Institution
International Islamic University Malaysia
Occupation Police

Tan Sri Ismail bin Omar was the 9th Inspector General of Royal Malaysia Police[1] succeeding Tan Sri Musa Hassan and was succeeded by Tan Sri Dato' Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar. On 13 September 2013 he was appointed the new ambassador to France by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.[2]

Educational background[edit]

He holds a law degree from International Islamic University Malaysia, he then furthered his studies to Kuala Kubu Bahru Police College. In 1971, he was commissioned as the Probationary Inspector.


Ismail was a Criminal Investigating Officer at the District Police Headquarters (IPD) of Seremban in 1972 and in IPD of Kuala Pilah in 1975 before he was transferred to the IPD of Ipoh in 1977 as a Traffic Investigator, and to the IPD of Kerian in 1978 as a Criminal Investigator.

In 1983, he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police and posted to the Federal Police Headquarters as one of the officers in-charge in disciplinary investigations. He was made the prosecuting officer in Ipoh in 1994 before being promoted as Seberang Perai Tengah OCPD in 1996.

In 1999 he was promoted to ranks of Assistant Commissioner of Police and was made head of the CID Legal and Prosecution Affairs in Bukit Aman. He then moved up the ranks and was made Assistant CID Director in 2004 with the rank of Second Senior Assistant Commissioner.

He was promoted as the deputy director of the Narcotics Crimes Investigations Department in 2005 with the rank of first senior assistant commissioner. In 2005, he was promoted to deputy commissioner of police and was tasked to head the Selangor Police contingent.

In 2006, he was promoted and made director of management with the rank of commissioner. Hardly a year later, he was appointed as deputy Inspector General of Police.[3]

On 13 September 2010, the monarch appointed him as the Malaysian IGP.[4]


  1. ^ "Tan Sri Haji Ismail Bin Haji Omar" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ex-IGP Ismail Omar named as new envoy to France". The Star Online (Malaysia). Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Lourdes, Charles (1 September 2010). "Tan Sri Ismail Omar named IGP from Sept 13". The Star. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tan Sri Ismail Omar dilantik KPN baru". Berita Harian (in Malay). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 

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