Abdul Rahman Hashim

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Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Hashim (7 July 1925 – 7 June 1974) was Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police from 1 February 1973 to 7 June 1974.[citation needed]


Abdul Rahman Hashim was born in Yan, Kedah on 7 July 1925. He went to school at the Malay School in Sungai Limau Dalam, Yan, Kedah. Next he study at Sultan Abdul Hamid College in Alor Star and pass the Senior Cambridge in December 1940.

Police career

After completing his studies, he became a Police Officer of Kedah (17 October 1941), Kuala Nerang police chief; OCPD Baling (1948) Criminal Investigation Officer (1949); Assistant Superintendent of Police (January 1952); Assistant Chief District police Kulai, Johor; Officer in Charge of police Range in Batu Gajah; Head of the Special Branch of Penang (1960), Deputy Director of the Special Branch (1963); Director of Special Branch (1971), Deputy Inspector General of Police (1972) and the Inspector-General of Police (1 February 1973-7 June 1974).

He was sent to attend the Criminal Investigation Course for 3 months in MillMeece Stafford, United Kingdom (April 1953) and Senior Officers Course for six months in Rynton-on-Dunsmore or Bramshill Police College in the United Kingdom (1957).


On 7 June 1974, he was shot dead by communist subversives. Wild rumours associated the shooting to a succeeding IGP but the matter was not proven and remain unknown.[1]


The Jalan Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Hashim at Taman Desa Jaya, Alor Star, Kedah and another one at Police Quarters, Taman Desa Baiduri in Cheras, Selangor were named after him.

Other memorials included Surau Abdul Rahman Hashim, a Muslim surau located at PULAPOL Police Training Centre in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.


  1. ^ Weichong, Ong. Malaysia's Defeat of Armed Communism: The Second Emergency, 1968-1989. Routledge. ISBN 9781317626886. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 

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