by muhammad anas | Feb 19, 2019

The 3rd ASEANAPOL Forensic Science Network (AFSN) Annual Meeting has been successfully held at the Royal Brunei Police Force Headquarters, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam from 29 to 31 January 2019, hosted by the Royal Brunei Police Force. This year’s AFSN annual meeting comes with the theme ‘Forensic through Technology Innovation’.

The meeting was attended by representatives from all ASEANAPOL member countries with the exception of Myanmar Police Force and officers from the ASEANAPOL Secretariat office.

The opening ceremony was graced by the Commissioner of Royal Brunei Police Force, Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd. Jammy bin Haji Muhd. Shah Al Islam where he highlighted the important of cooperation between all ASEAN National Police member countries in fighting and solving criminal cases in the field of forensic science.  He also reiterated the need to keep updated in terms of crime-fighting capacities and capabilities by optimally applying the latest technologies in the forensic’s field.  Lastly, he added that it is also important to adopt a standard operating procedure to ensure everyone involved can work amicably and successfully together when working at international level coordination. Example AFSN can prepare an effective system  to deploy assistance to affected ASEANAPOL member countries during crisis.

The three days meeting was chaired by  Assistant Commissioner of Police Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Jefri bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Hamid the Director of Department of Criminal Intelligence, Royal Brunei Force and co-chaired by Vietnam ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dr. Danh Cuong Le. 

The AFSN group were given two sharing session from Osman Eski of Forenscope Ltd on ‘Mobile Polarised Multispectral Imaging Technology for Forensic Investigation’  and ‘DVI Training Effort’ by the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ms Jacqueline Rodriguez Fernandez.

The delegations from Police Forensic Division of their respective countries also presented their country sharing on the overview of Forensic Investigation.

The meeting also deliberated on the Resolution implementation that was approved at the 38th ASEANAPOL Conference and support was given to Royal Malaysia Police to take the chairmanship of the DVI/CSI Committee with the co-chair from Indonesian National Police.  The new DVI/CSI committee re-enforced their commitment in establishing the necessary Standard Operating Procedures and to circulated among the AFSN committee.

The meeting concluded with member countries present agreeing to actively participate in the new DVI/CSI committee once the Standard Operating Procedures are done up.

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