Executive Director of ASEANAPOL SECRETARIAT taken part the Program for the Head of Police Foreign Affairs on 4TH - 7TH July 2022 in SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

by muhammad anas | Jul 13, 2022

12 July 2022, KL: Police Brigadier General Zaw Lin Tun,  Executive Director (ED) of AS took part in the Program for Head of Police Foreign Affairs from 4th to 7th July 2022 in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK). There were seven (7) ASEANAPOL Member Countries (AMCs) attended comprising of Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Lao Police Force (LPF), Cambodian National Police (CNP), Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), Singapore Police Force (SPF), Philippine National Police (PNP) andthe Office of Investigation Police Agency (OIPA), Ministry of Public Security (MPS).

Opening ceremony and welcoming dinner were jointly held in the evening of 4th July 2022 and chaired by Mr. YOON Hee Keun, Deputy Commissioner General of KNPA. Opening remark and keynote speech were delivered by Deputy Commissioner General of KNPA, ED of AS, representative of SPF and PNP respectively.

In day one, the delegations visited KNPA Headquarters to observe police equipment exhibition particularly electric police patrol cars, weapons, drone, police vests and batons, then the delegations went to Crime Scene & Cyber Forensic Investigation Center, in which, respective department of KNPA officers in-charge made presentations that includes organizational background, types of cyber investigation techniques, crime rates and the most common cyber crimes in Korea. The delegations also witnessed the usage of equipment.

In day two, the delegations visited Headquarters of Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) to see how the police manage the CCTV Command Center and response to 112 police emergency calls and public complaints. In the afternoon, the delegations went to Headquarters of SMPA Special Operations Unit to observe tactical demonstrations.

ED met with Director General for Foreign Affairs of KNPA in the event of bilateral meeting, the discussion went through with future possible cooperation between ASEANAPOL and KNPA including current capacity-building training (CBT) programs, Korea-ASEAN Police Capacity Building Center, joint operations between KNPA and AMCs, idea of concept to conduct informal regular meeting for police liaison based in KL and sharing mutual understanding between two organizations.

The program was successfully concluded with fruitful discussion, in particular, maintaining existing cooperation in CBT and opening further cooperation in joint operations, as well as, promising mutual interest and benefit among AMCs and reaffirming ASEANAPOL commitments to fight against transnational organized crimes in the region and beyond.