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Kuching North City Commission Mayor

Datuk Haj Abang Abdul Wahap bin Haji Abang Julai

Datuk Haji Abang Abdul Wahap Bin Haji Abang Julai is the sixth mayor of Kuching North City Commission and was conferred on August 1, 2011.

He was born on May 31, 1951. He is the eldest of nine siblings. He received his education at Haji Bolhassan Primary School before continuing his secondary at St. Thomas Secondary School, Kuching.

Upon completion of his secondary school education, he worked as a teacher before becoming a Probationary Inspector in 1970. His love for the job carried him for 37 years from 1970 to 2007.Abdul Wahap received his Advance Diploma in Police Science at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1989, and Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Honours) from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA), Kuala Lumpur in 1994.

Abdul Wahap served a State Deputy Police Commissioner of Sarawak, Malaysia from 2002 until 2005. His last post with the police was as Director of Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) at Bukit Aman Police HQ, Kuala Lumpur and retired in 2007.

In 2007, he was awarded the “Panglima Gagah Pasukan Police” (PGPP), the highest award in Malaysian Police Force and “Panglima Jasa Negara” (JPN) which carries the title “Datuk” by His Majesty Yang Di Pertuan Agong, King of Malaysia.

He is married to Datin Dayang Horiah Datuk Abang Zainuddin on September 9, 1979 and they are blessed with three daughters and a son.

MAYOR INFORMATION

Honorific and Name:

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Abang Abdul Wahap bin Haji Abang Julai

Designation:

Datuk Bandar Kuching Utara

Age:

65 years old

Term of Office:

3rd term as Mayor of Kuching North

Key Achievements:

  • Awarded the “Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang” (DIMP) which carries the title “Dato” by His Majesty Sultan of Pahang in 2005.
  • Director of Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) Bukit Aman Federal Malaysian Police HQ in October 2006 – May, 2007.
  • Awarded the “Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis” (PGPP),  the highest award in Malaysian Police Force in 2007.
  • Awarded th “Panglima Jasa Negara” (PJN) which carries the titile “Datuk” by His Majesty Yang Dipertuan Agong, King of Malaysia in 2007.