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Indonesa bestows highest police award to PNP Chief

Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa received the highest police award from Indonesian authorities during a grand conferment ceremony at the Auditorium of Police Academy (STIK-PTIK) in Jakarta on Feb 14.

In an official communiquè on January 29, 2018, INP Chief and Police General H. Muhammad Tito Karnavian, thru Philippine Ambassador to Jakarta Maria Lumen Isleta, informed de la Rosa of the conferment of the award.

The Bintang Bhayangkara Utama is the highest medal for the INP presented by the President of the Republic of Indonesia.

“The INP Medal of Honour award is “presented in appreciation for your important role in cooperation and contribution to the security of Indonesia and Philippines in the past and the future,” General Karnavian said.

The PNP and INP, both pioneer members of the ASEAN Association of Police Chiefs (ASEANAPOL), share mutual understanding and commitments on specific areas of cooperation in joint maritime border patrol, anti-terrorism, anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, transnational crime, illegal drugs and trafficking in persons.

The INP also bestowed the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama award to the Minister for Home Affairs of Singapore, the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, the Commissioner of Royal Brunei Police Force, the Inspector General of Royal Malaysia Police, the Commissioner of Singapore Police, and the Director of Internal Security Department of Singapore. #