Singapore police cadets visit Brunei to boost ties

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

MEMBERS of the Singapore National Police Cadet Corps are visiting Brunei for a study programme to forger closer ties.

The study exchange programme between the Singapore National Police Cadet Corps and Brunei Police Cadet Corps takes place every two years.

The visiting cadets comprise 27 Singaporean students aged 14 to 15, and are accompanied by a member of Singapore Police Force, two youth leaders and six officers, including teachers from Singapore.

Speaking to reporters upon touching down at the Brunei Internationak Airport yesterday, Head of Leadership and Community Services at NPCC Paul Tan Kok Meng said the cadets are here to exchange cultures.

“We want to know your culture better and how we can work as a group and build the relationship,” he said.

The cadets will pay a courtesy call on the police commissioner on the first day of their programme.

They are also scheduled to visit the Marine Police Unit, the Royal Brunei Police Museum as well as various heritage and cultural sites such as the Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery, Royal Regalia and one of the museums in Kota Batu. The programme will also include physical activities such as brisk walking at Tasek Lama Recreational Park.

The Brunei Police Cadet Corps and Ministry of Education welcomed the visiting Singaporeans at the airport.

It was previously reported that the Brunei Police Cadet Corps was established in 1977 by the RBPF and Ministry of Education to promote community awareness and responsibilities among youth as well as encourage character-building.

In 2012, there were reportedly 1,435 police cadets from 30 different public and private schools in Brunei.

The Brunei Times