KUALA LUMPUR: Former deputy inspector-general of police Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Ismail has been laid to rest at Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery after Asar prayers today.
Abdul Rahman, 90, died of natural causes at Assunta Hospital, after being admitted for about a month.
He breathed his last at 8.15am, surrounded by family members.
A funeral prayer was held at Bukit Aman Mosque, which also attended by IGP Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, before Abdul Rahman’s remains were brought to the cemetery.
Abdul Rahman, who hailed from Alor Star, Kedah, retired as the country’s number two cop in 1985 after serving in the force for 38 years.
He is survived by three daughters, a son and 12 grandchildren.
Fuzi, when met at the mosque, described Abdul Rahman’s death as a huge loss to the country.
“He was someone who had expertise in solving complex crimes,” he said, while offering his condolences to Abdul Rahman’s family.
Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman’s son, Rozli, said his father was supposed to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow (Jan 17).
“My father was looking forward to be discharged from the hospital. However, Allah loves him more,” he said.