• Jonathan Shiek

Introducing: Malaysia’s First Malaysian-Chinese Commissioner Of Police

In a sector where many of the civil servants are comprised of one particular demographic, it is usually very rare that we get to witness something out of that norm. Thankfully, we did not have to wait for a blue moon for something so awe-inspiring to happen!

If you are still a little confused about what this article is about, allow me to introduce someone who will lay your confusion to rest. Introducing, Datuk Dr Lee Bee Phang. Without mincing words here, it is almost unheard of to have a woman officer in the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) take up a very high ranking role in the force, let alone one of different ethnicity than the majority. But on 12 March, Lee was appointed as Bukit Aman IGP Secretariat (Research and Development) chief.

Credits: PDRM

Her appointment was initiated along with a rank promotion from Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) to Commissioner of Police (CP) thus making Dr Lee Bee Phang the first Malaysian-Chinese policewoman in Malaysian history to hold the rank of CP.

Lee first joined the PDRM as a trainee way back in 1987 and has been climbing up the ranks for 34 years. In 1988, she secured a master’s degree in social sciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and by 2010, she achieved a doctorate in juvenile crime from Universiti Malaya (UM).

Before Lee was promoted, she was serving as the deputy chief of Bukit Aman IGP Secretariat (Research and Development) but prior to that, she was the chief executive of the Institute of Public Security of Malaysia (IPSOM).

Credits: Says

Lee now holds the third-highest ranking title in the entire police force behind only the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) respectively.


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