Lest We Forget


Compiled by Zainul Akmal Zaini

CSI Brunei to crack the case

SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 – To flawlessly recover and collect crucial pieces of evidence from a crime scene and to ensure that the right criminals are brought to justice, a Crime Scene Support Unit will be deployed in each police district of Brunei Darussalam.

Brunei’s CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Chief, revealing a long term plan of the Royal Brunei Police Force, said each of the four districts will have one Crime Scene Support Unit (CSSU) to “raise the investigative capability in handling criminal cases in each district”.

“In terms of administration, the CSSU will be managed by the police commanding officer of each districts.

“Training and equipment, as well as matters regarding forensic awareness, will be handled by the Crime Scene Unit, Criminal Investigation Department (CID),” said Ag Supt Husaini bin Haji Matzin.

Speaking on the crime scene course, he said, “The course is aimed at strengthening the capability in solving criminal cases more effectively.

Ag Supt Husaini bin Haji Matzin, the Head of Crime Scene Investigation

“This is in line with the road map corporate strategic plan of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) 2007-2016 launched recently under the theme of ‘Strengthening the capability of the nation to fight crime’.

“Therefore, the RBPF has equipped all its personnel with challenging forensic science knowledge (to aid in their) investigations,” he said.

Less contamination at the crime scene and not destroying any evidence will maximise the chances of systematically collecting relevant evidence to help in the investigation.

A total of 15 Royal Brunei Police personnel participated in the crime scene course, which was organised by Forensic Management Branch of Singapore Police Force and supported by the Crime Scene Unit, Criminal Investigation Department of Royal Brunei Police Force. – Text and Photo by James Kon

Bruneian gets scholarship to study in Japan

SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 – Miss Adriana Agusdin, a business counsellor of Live Wire Brunei, was awarded the Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP) scholarship by the government of Japan.

She will go to the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, one of the top Japanese business schools, for a one-year course, from September 2008 to August 2009, leading to an MBA degree.

All the instructions in this programme will be conducted in English.

Ms Adriana Agusdin is expected to enhance her professional knowledge and skills of business administration while also learning about the people and culture of Japan.

The Embassy of Japan said it hopes she will study hard and be successful in her career, and that her one-year stay in Japan will be an enjoyable one.

Japanese Ambassador, Mr Hashimoto Itsuo presenting an air ticket to Miss Adriana Agusdin. – EMBASSY OF JAPAN

The YLP aims to foster future national leaders in Asian countries, deepen the participants’ understanding about Japan, help form a network among national leaders, and contribute to friendly relationships and improved policy planning activities among Asian and other countries, including Japan.

The YLP programme for next year is open for applicants.

Business and public policy courses are available.

The government of Japan offers scholarship programmes, including postgraduate research courses, undergraduate courses, professional training and teacher training courses, to Bruneians. – James Kon