| Wani Roslan |
A CEREMONY for the handing over of the national flag to the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) contingent, who will attend the 8th Al-Quran Memorisation Competition of Putera Sultan Awards for Army Personnel in Saudi Arabia, was held at the Surau of the Ministry of Defence (MinDef).
The national flag was handed over by Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, the Commander of the RBAF to Lt Pengiran Khairuddin bin Pengiran Haji Tali, the representative of the contingent.
Prior to the ceremony, a Khatam Al-Quran was held in conjunction with the 54th anniversary of the RBAF.
For this year’s competition, RBAF will be participating in two categories – the ‘Five Juzuk Memorisation’, represented by Cpl Pengiran Kamarul Sarip bin Pengiran Haji Saripuddin and the ’10 Juzuk Memorisation’, represented by Lt Pengiran Khairuddin bin Pengiran Haji Tali.
The contingent will be accompanied by a RBAF senior official as an Officer in Attendance, a RBAF official as a Monitoring Personnel and a Senior Advisor from Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
The 8th Al-Quran Memorisation Competition of Putera Sultan Awards for Army Personnel is held every two years.