Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam: The Chief of Police of the Republic of Indonesia, Police General Drs. H. Muhammad Tito Karnavian, M.A., Ph.D was awarded the Medal of Honor of Darjah Paduka Keberanian Laila Terbilang Yang Teramat Gemilang (DPKT) which was directly pinned on by Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. The procession of awarding the star of honor was done in commemorate on of the 71st birthday of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at Istana Nurul Iman (15/7). The award of the medal of the Star of Honor of DPKT, conferred the honorary title of "Dato Paduka Seri" to the Indonesian Police Chief.
The award was conferred for the role and contribution of Indonesian Police Chief Tito in advancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
After the award ceremony, the Indonesian Police Chief had the opportunity of an audience with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. During the said meeting the two parties discussed bilateral issues that were of mutual concern to both countries, especially in the police and security cooperation field.
Prior to the audience with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, the Indonesian Police Chief had the opportunity to pay a honorary visit to the Police Commissioner of Royal Brunei Police Force (PPDB), Dato Seri Paduka Hj Mohd Jammy Bin Hj Muhd Shah Al Islam at PPDB Headquarters. On that occasion, the two parties discussed the police cooperation between the two countries that have been closely established. In this regard, both countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 10 November 2016 in Jakarta related to transnational crime prevention and capacity building.
Indonesian Police Chief, together with both local and foreign invitees, on the morning of 15 July 2017 also attended the Parade of Honor or Majlis Istiadat Barisan Kehormatan to commemorate the 71st birthday of Sultan Dan Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam in Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien.
For the commemoration of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah's 71st birthday celebration in Brunei Darussalam, the Indonesian Police Chief was accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Nurul Qomar and senior police officers. The awarding of the Star of Honor of DPKT to Indonesian Police Chief, General of Police Tito Karnavian was a reflection of the relationship and cooperation that has been well-established between the Police of the two countries and further strengthens bilateral relations between Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam. (Source: the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Bandar Seri Begawan)