RBPF chief gets top Singapore honour

Friday, January 4, 2013

THE commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force was yesterday awarded the Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang) for his outstanding contribution to fostering excellent ties and co-operation between the RBPF and the Singapore Police Force, thereby enhancing the safety and security of both countries.

Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Dato Paduka Seri Hj Hasrin Dato Paduka Hj Sabtu received the award from President of the Republic of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam during a ceremony in the Istana State Room.

Singapore, which has close historical, social and diplomatic ties with Brunei, has benefited from Pehin Dato Hj Hasrin's active and significant contributions to the promotion of close bilateral ties between the Royal Brunei Police Force and the Singapore Police Force.

Excellent relations between the police forces in the areas of investigation, training and the sharing of information and intelligence has yielded tremendous operational successes for both countries in combating terrorism and transnational crime.

Pehin Dato Hj Hasrin's constant advocacy for extensive bilateral co-operation has also led to the deepening of ties and the development of exceptional rapport between officers of both countries, the police chief was told.

Under the police commissioner's leadership, the friendship between the RBPF and the Singapore Police Force has been substantially enhanced. In particular, the Singapore Police Force has greatly benefited from the invaluable operational assistance provided by the Royal Brunei Police Force through various operational exercises and training programmes.

The police career of Pehin Dato Hj Hasrin, who was born on February 25, 1954, began in 1973. He rapidly progressed through the RBPF's ranks and held various key appointments.

With 40 years of policing experience, Pehin Dato Hj Hasrin's outstanding performance has received wide recognition at the national, regional and international levels.

He reached the pinnacle of his profession when he was appointed commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force on September 13, 2010.

The Brunei Times