Interpol secretary general receives award for his contributions to Singapore

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam presents a distinguished service order medal to Interpol secretary-general Ronald Noble at the Istana on Oct 1, 2014. Mr Noble played an important role in fostering close ties between Singapore and Interpol,
Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam presents a distinguished service order medal to Interpol secretary-general Ronald Noble at the Istana on Oct 1, 2014. Mr Noble played an important role in fostering close ties between Singapore and Interpol, which led the organisation to set up the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation here. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Mr Ronald Kenneth Noble, the secretary-general of the world's largest international police organisation, called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION, SINGAPORE
Mr Ronald Kenneth Noble, the secretary-general of the world's largest international police organisation, called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION, SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - The secretary general of the world's largest international police organisation called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Wednesday.

Mr Ronald Kenneth Noble, secretary general of Interpol, was also later conferred the Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang (Distinguished Service order) by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Wednesday in recognition of his contributions. He had played an important role in fostering close ties between Singapore and Interpol, which led the organisation to set up the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation here.

The centre will be involved in the identification of global crimes and criminals and innovative training. It will also complement Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, commissioner of police Ng Joo Hee as well as senior officials from Singapore and Interpol attended the ceremony on Wednesday.