Brunei, Singapore officials meet on national security

Brunei, Singapore officials meet on national security
Dato Paduka Hj Hamdan Hj Abu Bakar (L), Permanent Secretary of Security and Enforcement at PMO, pays a courtesy call on Masagos Zulkifli Masagos Mohamad, Minister at PMO, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs of Singapore.Courtesy of PMO

THE Security and Enforcement Division at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of Brunei and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore held an inaugural bilateral meeting last May 14.

According to a press release issued yesterday, the meeting marked another milestone in bilateral co-operation in areas of national security and opens up opportunities for senior officials from both sides to further develop co-operation in the fields of training and joint operation.

Held at the Ministry of Home Affairs in the city-state, the meeting also paved the way for further co-operation through exchange programmes in areas of security and enforcement.

The meeting was co-chaired by Dato Paduka Hj Hamdan Hj Abu Bakar, Permanent Secretary of Security and Enforcement at PMO, and Leo Yip, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Dato Hj Hamdan also paid a courtesy call on Masagos Zulkifli Masagos Mohamad, Minister at PMO, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs of Singapore.

During the courtesy call, they reiterated the importance of working together in the fight against terrorism, religious extremism and illicit drug trafficking, and to further strengthen bilateral relations through annual bilateral meetings and exchange programmes for senior officials.

The delegation also visited strategic places for security such as the Home Team Academy, Police Ops Command Centre and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority at Woodlands Checkpoint.

Led by Dato Hj Hamdan, the delegation included Dato Paduka Hj Muhd Juanda Hj A Rashid, Permanent Secretary of Law and Welfare at PMO and Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau, and DCP Hj Mohd Jammy Hj Muhd Shah Al-Islam, Acting Police Commissioner.

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