His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Deputy Inspector General of Police; and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman graced a Gala Dinner in conjunction with the 38th ASEAN Chiefs of Police, ASEANAPOL Conference. The Gala Dinner hosted by the Royal Brunei Police Force took place last night at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri were greeted by Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam, the Commissioner of Police, and Datin; and Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Haji Mohammad Irwan bin Haji Hambali, Deputy Commissioner of Police, and Datin.

The 38th ASEANAPOL Conference addresses strategic issues on various cooperation initiatives, programs, and activities in an endeavour to increase regional cooperation efforts against transnational crimes, including through a partnership with the dialogue partner and observers countries.

His Royal Highness received a pasambah presented by the Commissioner of Police. Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri also received a pesambah from the Police Wives and Families Welfare Association, PEKERTI, presented by Datin Dayang Hajah Kamariah binti Haji Abdul Hamid, the wife of the Commissioner of Police.

The 38th ASEANAPOL gathers 27 Chiefs of Police of ASEAN and Heads of Delegations of ASEANAPOL Dialogue Partners and Observers. ASEANAPOL is committed to support the effective implementation of ASEAN Community Vision 2025 through maintaining and promoting peace and stability in the region, as well as supporting initiatives in the ASEAN political-security community blueprint

The two day conference agreed for a joint exercise to be organised amongst ASEANAPOL Member Countries to test and operationalize the ASEANAPOL Communication and Coordination Protocol for Crisis Management. A joint communique for the 38th ASEANAPOL Conference was signed which incorporated new proposals and adopted resolutions spanning 14 topics of mutual interests.

The conference which ended yesterday also stressed on the importance of cybercrime Law and to amend where necessary in order to develop legislative framework to effectively combat cybercrime domestically and abroad.

Being the oldest law enforcement fraternity in the Southeast Asia region, ASEANAPOL continues to advance towards the noble objective of enhancing police professionalism, forging stronger cooperation and promoting lasting friendship-not only amongst police officers of the ASEAN countries but also with its international partners -in order to keep the Southeast Asia region safe.

ASEANAPOL was established with the objective to enhance police professionalism, forge stronger regional cooperation in policing and to promote lasting friendship among police officers of member countries. The 39th ASEANAPOL Conference will take place in Vietnam next year.

Source: Radio Television Brunei