Brunei reiterates its commitment in realising the “ASEAN Community Vision 2025” and the “ASEAN Leaders’ Vision on a Resilient and Innovative ASEAN”. Speaking at the 12th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime, AMMTC, and related meetings in Nay Pyi Taw, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Second Minister of Defence who is also the Chairman of the Brunei’s National Committee, said that the Sultanate adopts the “whole of government and nation” approach in tackling security threats.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof explained that Brunei strongly enforce the legal network, further integrating social and religious aspects, regulating closely the internet, and enhancing cooperation between the security agencies in the region in information-sharing. According to Yang Berhormat Pehin, the AMMTC and the Senior Officials Meeting on Trans-boundary Crime, SOMTC, allowed policy makers to exchange views on combating transnational crime more effectively and enhance close cooperation with dialogue partners in the region.

Meanwhile, in a joint statement, the ASEAN Ministers renewed commitment in strengthening cooperation in the fight against transnational crime to enhance regional unity, and help establish cohesive, economically-integrated and socially-responsible community. The statement also adopted the ASEAN Plan of Action to Prevent and Counter the Rise of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism 2018-2025 and looked forward to its effective implementation.

Source: Radio Television Brunei