KUALA LUMPUR, Former inspector general of police (IGP) Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar died at 2.15 am today. He was 85.

News of Mohammed Hanif’s passing was shared by his son Abdul Rahmat Omar through a brief statement.

Abdul Rahmat said his father’s remains will be taken to the Al-Ikhlas Mosque in Section 13, Shah Alam, Selangor, and later to Bukit Aman Mosque for funeral prayers, before being laid to rest at Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery, Damansara.

Tun Mohammed Hanif, who was born on January 16, 1939 in Teluk Intan, was Malaysia’s fourth and longest-serving Inspector General of Police, which was 20 years.

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MUAR, Parents and teachers need to be aware of students’ health conditions before they undertake any outdoor activities, including cross-country races, in view of the current hot weather.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said this is important to prevent children or students from any potential risks, especially during their involvement in extracurricular activities.

‘This serves as a stern reminder. Children should not be exposed to risks beyond their capabilities. The Health Ministry consistently advises on measures to prevent children from facing dehydration risks,’ he told reporters after attending the Johor Amanah Aidilfitri Celebration in Kampung Parit Keroma here today.

Asked about whether schools should possess information regarding students’ health status, Dzulkefly said his ministry would look into the matter.

Yesterday, a 14-year-old student collapsed while participating in a school-level cross-country running event in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan and died during treatment at the T
uanku Ampuan Najihah (HTAN) Hospital.

Dzulkefly also expressed his condolences and profound regret to the family of the deceased.

Kuala Pilah deputy police chief DSP Syahrul Anuar Abdul Wahab was reported to have said that the student collapsed about 50 metres away from the finishing line at about 9.30 am.

According to him, the student’s father said his son was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in 2016 and received treatment and medications from the National Heart Institute.

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SEREMBAN, The Negeri Sembilan Education Department (JPNS) has requested students to declare their health status to the school authorities before participating in any indoor or outdoor classroom activities, especially those involving physical activities.

Its director, Datuk Dr Roslan Hussin also urged parents and guardians to inform the school about the health status of their children to ensure that all relevant information is taken into account by the school authorities, to avoid any untoward incidents.

“On our part, all procedures have been implemented before any activities are carried out, including ensuring that all equipment and weather conditions are taken into consideration by the school authorities. We fully comply with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Education,” he told Bernama here today.

He said this in response to the incident involving a Form Two student of Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Jaafar in Gentam, Kuala Pilah here, who passed away after collapsing during in a cross-country run yes
terday. The student was known to suffer from a congenital heart defect.

Commenting on this matter, Roslan said that investigations are still ongoing and the public is requested not to be worried about actions taken by the school authorities, as all changes are aimed at ensuring that educational programmes are implemented effectively.

Yesterday Kuala Pilah deputy police chief DSP Syahrul Anuar Abdul Wahab was reported as saying that the statement of student’s father revealed that his son had been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in 2016 and had a treatment card from the National Heart Institute (IJN) as well as being regularly supplied with medication.

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KOTA KINABALU, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants more young people in Sabah to be exposed to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to meet the demand for skilled manpower from foreign or domestic investors in the country.

Ahmad zahid, who is also Minister of Rural and Regional Development, said he was recently offered by China to send 2,000 Malaysian students to follow TVET programmes with full scholarships in the country and therefore wants to ensure that 500 places are filled by Sabah youth.

‘My guarantee is that the young generation in Sabah will also be offered TVET education…this is also to ensure that young people in Sabah are trained and given jobs based on high technology,’ he said when speaking at the Putatan umno Division’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration here tonight .

Also present were Sabah UMNO secretary Datuk Jafry Ariffin and Putatan UMNO division chief Jeffrey Nor Mohamed.

In this regard, Ahmad Zahid, who is also UMNO president, said Sabah r
eceived RM11.34 billion in investments last year and thus the huge investment potential needs to be translated into economic development for the people in the state, especially the opening up of more job opportunities.

‘Investment is now forthcoming because of the huge potential for Sabah, as to what domestic investment entails, foreign investment means there is confidence from domestic and foreign investors in Sabah, (so) the people will be presented with job opportunities. So young people must be equipped with TVET knowledge,’ he said.

He said Giatmara is a TVET institution that is entrusted to implement the agenda of upskilling the young generation and so far there are 1,345 such institutes in the country.

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SHAH ALAM, Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the late Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar has been described as a highly patriotic individual who always put the nation’s interest before his own and his family’s.

His son, Captain (R) Abdul Rahmat Omar, said his father consistently instilled in his children a strong sense of love and responsibility to protect the country.

‘About two weeks ago, during the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate (in Syria), he expressed hope that such an event would not occur in Malaysia and that those in charge of ensuring security would take the appropriate precautions.

‘Even until the end, he still thinks about the country’s safety,’ he told Bernama when met his family’s residence in Section 13 here today.

Abdul Rahmat Omar further elaborated on his father’s sacrifices, including missing the births of his five children due to duty.

‘In fact, when my late sister died, he was in Bangkok with the second Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak who was attending discussions to end the Mal
aysia-Indonesia confrontation,’ he said.

Mohammed Hanif’s second child also said that the family deeply understood his father’s unwavering commitment because, to them, his absence from duty would be like neglecting the responsibility of safeguarding millions of people in the country.

The aviation expert also shared how his father often reminisced about his service in the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), particularly when combating communists, and could recall each officer and member who displayed heroism during those times.

Abdul Rahmat Omar said his late father often reminded his children to embrace life’s challenges to foster self-reliance and appreciation for the peace enjoyed by the country.

Mohammed Hanif, 85, who died at 2.15 am today due to kidney disease, was appointed the fourth IGP at the age of 35 on June 8, 1974, before retiring on Jan 15, 1994.

He made history as the youngest and longest-serving individual mandated to hold the post, namely for 20 years.

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