DATO Paduka Seri Bahrin bin Md Noor, Commissioner of Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), has been conferred the Distinguished Service Order by Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam yesterday for his outstanding contribution to the excellent ties and co-operation between RBPF and the Singapore Police Force, which have enhanced the safety and security of both countries.
The ceremony took place at Singapore’s Istana State Room.
According to a press statement, Dato Paduka Bahrin also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on January 26. Prior to the conferment ceremony, Dato Paduka Bahrin also called on Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean and Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck.
Dato Paduka Bahrin was appointed Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force on August 23, 2013. Dato Paduka Bahrin has also built up extensive networks with his international counterparts to combat transnational crime.
Under Dato Paduka Bahrin’s leadership, the long-standing friendship between RBPF and the Singapore Police Force has been substantially enhanced.
In particular, the Singapore Police Force has benefited greatly from the invaluable operational assistance provided by RBPF through the exchange of information, various operational exercises and training programmes.
Dato Paduka Bahrin’s strong support for extensive bilateral cooperation has also led to the deepening of ties and development of exceptional rapport between officers of all levels from both countries.