Internal Security Department
Agency overview
FormedAugust 1, 1993
Preceding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Brunei
HeadquartersJalan Utama Mentiri, Kampong Sungai Tilong
Parent agencyBrunei Prime Minister's Office
Websitehttp://www.isd.gov.bn/SitePages/Introduction.aspx

The Internal Security Department is Brunei's domestic intelligence agency, which is under the Prime Minister's Office.[1] They are known to detain anyone suspected of being a threat to Brunei's national security threat for as long as needed.[2]

They are involved in both criminal and intelligence matters.[3]

History

The ISD was created to replace the Royal Brunei Police's Special Branch division, which was disbanded on August 1, 1993.[4]

References

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120611121935/http://www.pmo.gov.bn/pmo1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=142. Archived from the original on June 11, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2013. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Canada (2 March 2008). "Brunei - New Internationalist". Newint.org. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  3. ^ "Brunei: Internal Security Act (ISA) Arrests In Brunei". Aliran.com. 2004-06-30. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". www.internal-security.gov.bn. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)