Singapore, HK police to boost cooperation against international crime, terrorism

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck(left) and the Hong Kong Police Force's Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung(right).
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck(left) and the Hong Kong Police Force's Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung(right). PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

The Singapore Police Force signed an agreement with the Hong Kong police force to boost cooperation in combating cross-jurisdictional crime yesterday.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck and the Hong Kong Police Force's Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung

"The signing of the MOU was a strong testimony of the close relationship between the Singapore Police Force and the Hong Kong Police Force. Cooperation between both forces is expected to be further enhanced in the areas of information sharing, capacity building, professional development and training with this MOU," the Police said in a statement.

Said Commissioner Hoong: "The Singapore Police Force will continue to work with our strategic partners, both home and abroad, to keep criminals at bay, and to strive towards a safer Singapore."

Commissioner Lo added that the MOU will continue to strengthen the relationship between both police forces, "particularly in the fields of fighting international crime and terrorism and also in capacity building".

The signing event was held on Tuesday at the Police Headquarters in Hong Kong.