A top official of the Pahang Islamic Religious Department (Jaip) was shot dead on Sunday outside his house in Kuantan.
When a man dressed in black and wearing a kopiah (skullcap) called out to him, Mr Ahmad Rafli Abdul Malek, the head of the enforcement division, stepped out of his house in Indera Mahkota 2.
Another man dressed in the same manner then rushed out of a nearby parked car and fired three shots at Mr Ahmad Rafli, 49. He died at the scene, reported Malaysia's The Star.
State CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said three men had driven to the house at 1.55pm on Sunday.
While one called out to Mr Ahmad Rafli, another whipped out a pistol and fired at him. Two shots hit his chest while one missed and hit a pipe.
The three men then fled in a car.
Mr Ahmad Rafli's body has been sent to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital where police are waiting for the pathologist's report.