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Mohamed Salleh Ismael
محمد صالح إسماعيل
2nd Inspector-General of Police (Malaysia)
In office
29 March 1966 – 31 January 1973
MonarchsIsmail Nasiruddin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterTunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Razak Hussein
MinisterIsmail Abdul Rahman
Abdul Razak Hussein
Preceded byClaude Fenner
Succeeded byAbdul Rahman Hashim
Personal details
Born(1917-07-07)7 July 1917
Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Straits Settlements, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died31 January 1973(1973-01-31) (aged 55)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Resting placeJalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur
SpouseToh Puan Sa'odah @ Annie Zedah Abdul Aziz

Tun Mohamed Salleh bin Ismael (7 July 1917 – 31 January 1973) was the second Inspector-General of Police of Malaysia, and the first Asian and ethnic Malay to hold that post,[1] taking office on 29 March 1966.[2] His predecessor was Claude Fenner. His work resulted in the "Salleh System", as well as the National Police Cadets and the Police Volunteer Reserve.

Before being promoted to Inspector-General, he was also Federal Police Secretary to the Commissioner of Police (from 31 August 1957), Deputy Commissioner of Police (1 April 1961 – 31 March 1962), Director of Police Affairs (1 April 1962 – 12 July 1962), Commissioner of Police, Federation of Malaya (13 July 1962 – 8 February 1966).


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  5. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran Bintang dan Pingat Tahun 1973" (PDF).
  6. ^ "SPMP 1970".
  7. ^ "Kurniaan bintang kebesaran kapada Sultan Perak, Sultan Kedah". Berita Harian. 29 May 1970. p. 3.
  8. ^ "No. 40960". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1957. p. 37.
  9. ^ "Vietnam honours Tengku with a top —award". The Straits Times. 7 October 1965. p. 1.