Abdul Latif is new customs DG

Customs director-general Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir.

PETALING JAYA: The government has announced the appointment of Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir as the new customs director-general.

He replaces Paddy Abd Halim who retired after 37 years in public service.

In a statement, Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali said Abdul Latif’s appointment would take effect from today.

The 59-year-old joined the customs department in 1985. Prior to his promotion, he served as deputy director-general (enforcement and compliance).

He has also served as the customs chief at the state level.

“I believe with his experience, knowledge and credibility, Abdul Latif can further the Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s aspirations of becoming a world class customs administration,” Zuki said.

He also thanked Paddy, who was appointed as customs director-general in April 2019, for his service to the country.

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