Brunei-Russia Law Enforcement Cooperation

Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam during the meet. – MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATIO

Brunei, Russia discuss law enforcement cooperation
August 18, 2017

MINISTER of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and General of the Police of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev recently held a working meeting with Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam

Kolokoltsev focussed on the expansion of collaboration between the Russian MIA and colleagues from Southeast Asia which was promoted by granting in 2014 the Russian party the status of a dialogue partner to the Association of National Police Forces of the Asean region, which includes Brunei Darussalam.

According to the minister, the comprehensive cooperation is developing, including within Russia-Asean meetings of senior executives on combating transnational crime, the Working Group on Combating International Terrorism, the Asean Regional Forum on Security and Aseanapol.

From September 11 – 15, the Russian MIA delegation will take part in the 37th Aseanapol conference to be held in Singapore.

The Chief of the Russian MIA reminded that in 2018 the Aseanapol chairmanship will be passed to Brunei, and stressed that the country applies reasonable approaches to tackling urgent regional and international issues, and strives to promote a fair and safe world order.

He emphasised the need to consolidate efforts, including in countering international terrorism, extremism and transnational crime.

“We can also exchange information within Interpol since both Russia and Brunei are member states of the organisation,” said the minister, adding that the Russian MIA is ready to share its considerable experience accumulated in those areas.

Kolokoltsev also stressed the importance of enhancing the human capacity of the police and reminded that the Russian MIA and colleagues from Southeast Asian countries have been successfully cooperating in that area for several years.

Professional development courses and dedicated workshops for representatives of law enforcement bodies of Asean member countries in various areas of professional activities are being held in the Russian MIA educational institutions.

The Chief of the Ministry proposed that its Brunei colleagues take part in a workshop on investigation of information technology crimes to be held this October in the Voronezh Institute of the Russian MIA.

The Brunei delegation was also invited to visit the International Exhibition of State Security Equipment Interpolitech 2017 that will take place this October in Moscow. Many foreign companies and specialists traditionally take part in that exhibition.

“The Russian MIA is ready to cooperate in a variety of law enforcement issues,” said Kolokoltsev at the end of the meeting. – Courtesy of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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