Kelantan police chief passes away at 59 from heart attack

Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

KOTA BARU: Kelantan police chief Datuk Dr Ab Rahman Ismail passed away at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur today due to heart attack. He was 59.

State Community, Safety and crime prevention department chief Superintendent Sheikh Azhar Sheikh Omar said Ab Rahman, who was hospitalised on Friday, died at 3.45pm.

“His wife was by his side when he passed away,” he said.

Sheikh Azhar said his remains will be buried ed at his hometown in Kampung Badak near Bachok soon.

Ab Rahman was appointed as the state police chief since July 18, last year replacing Commissioner Police Datuk Mazlan Lazim, who is now deputy Selangor police chief.

He leaves behind his wife and seven children.