On Wednesday, 14 February 2018, Chief of the Indonesian National Police (INP), General Prof. H. Muhammad Tito Karnavian, Ph.D., presented the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama (Medal of Honour) award to Mr Hoong Wee Teck, Commissioner of Police, Singapore Police Force, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
The Bintang Bhayangkara Utama was conferred on Commissioner Hoong in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards the maintenance of regional security. Since his appointment as the Commissioner of Police on 6 January 2015, Commissioner Hoong has also actively fostered closer and stronger relations between the Singapore Police Force and the Indonesian National Police. Both Police forces enjoy an excellent relationship with close cooperation in the areas of investigation, information sharing, and training, to facilitate the fight against transnational crimes and terrorism.
The Bintang Bhayangkara Utama is the highest award that the INP confers on an individual for outstanding contributions and cooperation.
Commissioner Hoong said, “I am deeply honoured to be conferred the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. This is a testimony to the strong working ties and friendship between the two Police forces. The Singapore Police Force will continue to work closely with the Indonesian National Police in fighting transnational crimes and terrorism”.
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