Bandar Seri Begawan - India will be hosting next year's 33rd Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA).
This was stated by Acting Director of Prisons, Hj Zainal bin Hj Ismail, who was also Chairman (host) at the closing ceremony of the 32"d APCCA yesterday.
The Prisons Department hosted the 32nd Asian and Pacific Conference for Correctional Administrators (APCCA) for the first time this week at the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.
Since its establishment in 1980, the APCCA has become a prestigious annual event for facilitating the exchange of ideas, technology and best practices in the profession of corrections among its growing member community in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 2012 APCCA Conference, themed "Caring and Meaningful Rehabilitation", consisted of five plenary sessions in which 137 delegates participated, including local law enforcement officials and prominent prison system administrators from Asian-Pacific nations, as well as academic speakers from the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute (UNAFEI) on Crime Prevention and Treatment of Offenders.
The ceremony ended with the official handover of the APCCA symbols to India, the host of next year's APCCA conference.
The delegates of the 32nd APCCA were also treated to a farewell dinner last night, hosted by the Brunei Prisons Department, before leaving for their respective home countries.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin