Khalid Abu Bakar

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Khalid Abu Bakar

IGP TS Khalid Abu Bakar.jpg
Chairman of Prasarana Malaysia
In office
4 September 2017 – 17 July 2018
MinisterNajib Razak
Lim Guan Eng
Preceded byIsmail Adam
Succeeded byZaharah Ibrahim
10th Inspector-General of Police (Malaysia)
In office
17 May 2012 – 4 September 2017
Nominated byNajib Razak
Appointed byAbdul Halim
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterHishammuddin Hussein
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byIsmail Omar
Succeeded byMohamad Fuzi Harun
Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Malaysia)
In office
15 April 2011 – 16 May 2013
Nominated byNajib Razak
Appointed byMizan Zainal Abidin
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
Preceded byHussin Ismail
Succeeded byMohamad Bakri Zinin
Personal details
Born (1957-09-05) 5 September 1957 (age 62)
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysia
Alma materInternational Islamic University Malaysia
OccupationPolice officer

Khalid bin Abu Bakar (born 5 September 1957) is a retired Malaysian police officer who served as the 10th Inspector-General of Police of Malaysia (IGP)[1], succeeding Ismail Omar. He retired as IGP on 4 September 2017 and was succeeded by Mohamad Fuzi Harun. He was formerly the Deputy Inspector-General of Police of Malaysia (DIG).[2] Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, later appointed Khalid as chairman of Prasarana Malaysia. He resigned as chairman of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd on 17 July 2018. [3]

Educational background[edit]

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from International Islamic University Malaysia which he earned in 1995 after being selected as one amongst 15 junior police officers to further their education through a part-time degree program.[4][5]


Khalid began his career in the Royal Malaysian Police on 5 December 1976 aged 19 when he enrolled as an Inspector in Training at the Police Training Centre of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

As the IGP, Khalid is known for his extensive use of Twitter for public communication including issuing informal warnings via Twitter to the Malaysian public. This has earned him criticism from civil rights activists who have accused him of using Twitter to curb free speech.[6]

Khalid has been appointed as the new Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) group chairman.[7]



  1. ^ "Tan Sri Dato' Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Official Profile" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Former IGP Khalid quits Prasarana". The Star (Malaysia).
  4. ^ "Tan Sri Dato' Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Official Profile" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  5. ^ "IGP Khalid remembers law student days". The Star Malaysia. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  6. ^ "What is Malaysia's top cop doing on Twitter?". BBC News. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Ex-IGP Khalid appointed new Prasarana chairman special envoy". Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
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  10. ^ "Armed Forces chief leads Kelantan honours list". The Star (Malaysia). 12 November 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Star-studded awards ceremony". The Star (Malaysia). 14 October 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Tuanku Muhriz to give medals in conjunction with 65th birthday". The Star (Malaysia). 14 January 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Sultan of Pahang's 74th birthday honours list". The Star (Malaysia). 26 October 2004. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Raja Nazrin: Take heed of roles to garner support". Ivan Loh. The Star (Malaysia). 20 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Selangor Sultan awards 20 Datukship". The Star (Malaysia). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2019.