BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Singapore President Tony Tan has conferred the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) commissioner the Distinguished Service Order for his contribution in fostering excellent bilateral ties and cooperation.
A statement issued by the Singapore Police Force yesterday said Dato Paduka Seri Bahrin Md Noor received the Order at the Istana State Room in the city-state.
The statement said the commissioner's contribution has enhanced the safety and security of both countries.
It added that the longstanding friendship between the RBPF and Singapore Police Force has been substantially enhanced under the commissioner's leadership.
"In particular, the Singapore Police Force has benefited greatly from the invaluable operational assistance provided by the RBPF through the exchange of information, various operational exercises and training programmes," the statement read.
The statement said Dato Bah-rin's support for extensive bilateral cooperation has also led to the deepening of ties and the development of rapport between officers of all levels from both countries.
Meanwhile, Dato Bahrin also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Prior to the conferment ceremony, Dato Bahrin also called on Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean and Police Commissioner Hoong Wee Teck.
Dato Bahrin, who began his service in the police force in 1978, was appointed RBPF commissioner last August.