1. On Sunday, 10 December 2017, Malaysia’s Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan
Muhammad V presented the Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis
(First Class Bravery Award) on Mr Loh Ngai
Seng, Permanent Secretary (Transport) and Mr Hoong Wee Teck, Commissioner of
Police, at the Istana
Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis was conferred on Mr Loh in recognition of his role
in building the close cooperation and warm relationship between the
Internal Security Department (ISD) and the Malaysian Special Branch (MSB) of
the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP). Under the leadership of Mr Loh, who served as
Director ISD from 1 September 2010 to 31 March 2016, ISD carried out
substantive operational and intelligence cooperation with the MSB.
Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis was conferred on Commissioner Hoong in recognition
of his strong commitment to upholding regional security and the unwavering
support he extended to the RMP. Since
his appointment as the Commissioner of Police on 6 January 2015, Commissioner
Hoong has actively fostered closer and stronger relations between the
Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the RMP. Both the SPF and the RMP enjoy an excellent relationship with
close cooperation in the areas of
investigation, information sharing as well as training. These collaborations
have yielded significant operational benefits for both forces in combating
terrorism and transnational crime.
4. The Panglima
Gagah Pasukan Polis is traditionally awarded to high-ranking senior Police
officers who are known for their distinguished services to the Police force, in
particular, and the country, in general. The Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis was last conferred on former Commissioner of Police
Mr Ng Joo Hee in 2014.