LAHAD DATU: (Jan 29) — Mohamad Yusri Hashim, Eastern Sabah Security Command’s (ESSCom) director of Public Action, has been appointed as the new director of the Kedah Immigration Department, effective Feb 1.
According to a statement issued by ESSCom, Mohamad Yusri received his appointment letter from the Public Service Department a few days ago.
His post at ESSCom was among three new posts created for the public component following the restructuring of the body, which is tasked with coordinating the operations in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) involving various security and defence agencies.
The public component’s two other divisions are the Secretariat and Management, and the component headed by its chief executive officer, Ruji Ubi.
The restructuring of ESSCom saw the establishment of two main components – security and public. The security component is helmed by Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun.
ESSCom was established on April 1, 2013 following the armed intrusion by foreign militants in Tanduo, Lahad Datu early in the same year.
Yusri was appointed as its head of Strategic Communication on April 12, 2013 and held the post until ESSCom’s restructuring.
He joined the civil service as an Administrative and Diplomatic officer on Jan 15, 1996 and has wide experience in management and enforcement. He had once held the post of secretary of the Johor National Security Council. –BERNAMA