| Azaraimy HH |
AFTER witnessing first-hand the hardship of life during war in the troubled land of Lebanon and providing support within the sphere of their orders, Brunei Darussalam UNIFIL peacekeepers returned home with a stronger understanding of the importance of peace, security, social cohesion, political stability, patriotism and nationalism.
Major Md Alimin bin Hj Subohi, one of the peacekeepers who returned from Lebanon yesterday emphasised the importance in having Bruneians safeguard the peace, prosperity and happiness in the country, a far cry compared to the situation in Lebanon.
He urged people in the country to be proud of the country’s strong social cohesion and national order under the national banner of the Malay Islamic Monarchy.
He said it was vital to show loyalty to the king and country and not advocate social, religious or racial division.
He added that in order to ensure Brunei remains a peaceful and prosperous nation, the people must respect the nation’s security agencies and government.
Twenty-six Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) personnel – who were under the command of Malaysian Battalion 850-1 (MALBATT 850-1) – returned home safely at the Royal Brunei Air Force Base in Rimba yesterday afternoon.
Welcoming them was Commander of RBAF, Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah.
Also present were Defence Executives Committee members, the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam, military and civilian directors, senior officers, officers of Ministry of Defence and RBAF as well as family members.
The UNIFIL contingent, led by Major Saifulizan bin Mohd Tuah, left the country on July 5, 2013.
Brunei Darussalam has participated in the peacekeeping mission of UNIFIL since 2008.