Brunei hosts Interpol counter-terrorism training course

Brunei hosted an Interpol counter-terrorism training course in January. Nine member countries attended. | Courtesy of INTERPOL

Brunei hosted an Interpol training course in January that focused on counter-terrorism investigation for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Approximately 25 representatives from nine nations' National Central Bureaus (NCB) took the course Jan. 19-30. The course was the fourth in a series held across the region and was supported by the Royal Brunei Police Force and the Canadian government.

The latest on INTERPOL's secure global police communications system was discussed during the course. Additionally, members were encouraged to use the technology when adding, integrating and searching for information in INTERPOL's databases, which will help officers at border checkpoints and in other investigations.

High-level delegates, including NCB leaders, met for two days during the course to talk about projects scheduled in the future, including increasing border management and ways to encourage cooperation internationally when fighting terrorism.

More than 100 officers in ASEAN member countries have been trained since the program launched in August 2014.

“I would encourage trained and certified personnel to utilize and apply these enhanced skills and resources to provide a telling contribution to the peace and security of the ASEAN community and the world at large, and to disrupt potential criminal and terrorist networks,” Dato Paduka Haji Hamdan bin Haji Abu Bakar, chairman of ASEAN’s Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime, said.

The nine countries that participated in the course were Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia.

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