Normah Ishak has been appointed Malaysia’s first female counterterrorism chief. Photo: Facebook

Malaysia appoints first female counterterrorism chief, Normah Ishak

  • Normah Ishak takes over from Ayob Khan in a major milestone for the country’s police intelligence arm
  • Among her first jobs will be what to do about the 65 Isis militants due to return to Malaysia from Syria
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Normah Ishak has been appointed Malaysia’s first female counterterrorism chief. Photo: Facebook
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Amy Chew

Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.