ROYAL Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Commander Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah yesterday received a courtesy call from Chief of Navy of the Republic of Singapore Navy, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han. The courtesy call was made at the Ministry of Defence in Bolkiah Garrison.
Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han was in the country on an introductory visit from January 7 to 8.
Following the courtesy call, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han visited the RBAF Museum, where he took a closer look at the historical records and sources of all types of military equipment and all forms of activities, identifications and historic events in the establishment of RBAF as reference and knowledge for the present and future generations.
From the Ministry of Defence, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han visited the Royal Brunei Navy headquarters at the Muara Naval Base and made a goodwill call on Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) Commander First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz bin Haji Mohd Tamit.
Upon arrival at the RBN headquarters, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han was presented with a general salute and inspected the guard of honour mounted by RBN personnel. After the call, he was taken on a ship tour onboard KDB DARULAMAN.
Later in the afternoon, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han had the opportunity to visit the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Defence Academy at the Sungai Akar Camp.
The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) frequently interact through various activities such as exercises, courses, meetings, seminars, conferences and exchanges of visits.
The commitment of both navies in enhancing the cooperation at multiple levels within the organisation has strengthened professional relations and camaraderie between personnel of both navies. Hence, the visit by Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han brings special value to the esteemed defence relationship between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore.