94 recruits make their families proud

|     James Kon     |

IT WAS a proud moment for the families of 94 male and female police recruits of Squad 1/2016 during the passing out parade yesterday.

The recruits successfully completed their training and took part in the ceremony at the parade ground of the Police Training Centre.

Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces cum guest of honour Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah inspected the parade.

Also in attendance were Commissioner of Police Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam and senior police officers.

The highlight of the ceremony saw the presentation of awards for ‘best overall recruit’, ‘best recruit in law and policing work’, and ‘best recruit in marching and outside training’.

The award for ‘best overall male recruit’ went to Recruit 6395 Mohamad Shafijan bin Timbang. The 27-year-old, who joined the force because of his interest in police work, conveyed his thanks to his parents and family as well as instructors at the training centre for their support and words of encouragement during training.

The ‘best recruit in law and policing work’ for male recruit went to Recruit 6386 Awangku Muhammad Saufi @ Awangku Hazman bin Pengiran Razak.

The 25-year-old conveyed his appreciation to his family, parents and instructors for giving him the support during the training.

Meanwhile, Recruit 6375 Afiendi anak Jarah is the recipient of the award for ‘best recruit in marching and outside training’. The 21-year-old is following his father’s footstep to become a policeman.

RBAF Commander Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah presents an award to Recruit 6465 Zunurzulaikhayati @ Zumarleinayati binti Haji Yunos. - BAHYIAH BAKIR
RBAF Commander Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah presents an award to Recruit 6465 Zunurzulaikhayati @ Zumarleinayati binti Haji Yunos. – BAHYIAH BAKIR

He also thanked his family, parents and instructors for never giving up on him and for their words of encouragement.

The award for ‘best overall female recruit’ went to Recruit 6441 Anne Cheryl binti Apollo.

The 22-year-old was appreciative to have received the award and thanked her parents who never failed support her.

She also conveyed her gratitude to the instructors and officers at the Police Training Centre for their guidance to become a disciplined policewoman.

The ‘best recruit in law and policing work’ for female recruit went to Recruit 6438 Aina Farwizah binti Musri.

The 23-year-old joined the force to achieve her ambition to be a policewoman and to learn as well as to better understand the laws of the country.

She thanked her parents and family as well as instructors for their support and words of encouragement during training.

The award for ‘best recruit in marching and outside training’ for the female category went to Recruit 6465 Zunurzulaikhayati @ Zumarleinayati binti Haji Yunos.

The 22-year-old stated that becoming police personnel is not an easy task. To be one means being tested at the mental and physical levels, and always being self-disciplined as well as being ready to face any outside challenges.

She conveyed her appreciation to her family, parents and instructors for supporting her during training.