SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s police chief has been recognised for his role in strengthening ties between the crime fighting forces of Singapore and Malaysia.
Malaysia’s Inspector—General of Police, Tan Sri Haji Ismail Bin Haji Omar, was conferred the Distinguished Service Order by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Friday.
He contributed significantly to the promotion of close ties between the Royal Malaysia Police, the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Internal Security Department.
The excellent co—operation in investigations, training and sharing of intelligence and information led to successes in combating terrorism and transnational crime.
He also helped to deepen ties and develop rapport between officers of both countries.
The citation said that under his leadership, the Royal Malaysia Police provided valuable operational assistance to the Singapore Police Force in solving significant cross—border criminal cases and smashing organised crime syndicates.
The long—standing liaison meetings between both forces in criminal investigations, commercial crime investigations, as well as in maritime security have seen greater sharing of information and closer co—operation.
Earlier Friday, Tan Sri Ismail Bin Haji Omar called on Acting Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean.
They discussed topics of mutual interest, such as combating terrorism and transnational crime, and enhancing intelligence and information sharing between the law enforcement agencies of both countries.
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