SINGAPORE - Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck was conferred the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama (Medal of Honour) by the Indonesian government on Wednesday (Feb 14).
The award was presented by Chief of the Indonesian National Police (INP), General Professor H. Muhammad Tito Karnavian, on behalf of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a statement.
It is the highest award that the INP confers on an individual for outstanding contributions and cooperation.
The statement said that Mr Hoong was recognised for his outstanding contributions to the maintenance of regional security.
Since he was appointed Commissioner of Police on Jan 6, 2015, Mr Hoong has actively fostered closer and stronger relations between the SPF and INP, the statement added.
"Both police forces enjoy an excellent relationship with close cooperation in the areas of investigation, information sharing, and training, to facilitate the fight against transnational crimes and terrorism," the statement said.
Mr Hoong said he was deeply honoured to be conferred the award by the Indonesian government.
"This is a testimony to the strong working ties and friendship between the two police forces," he said.
"The SPF will continue to work closely with INP in fighting transnational crimes and terrorism," he added.