UNITED States (US) Navy personnel were briefed on the Islamic Syariah Law or Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 on the last day of Military Operations (MILOPS) Symposium during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014 yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said in a press release.
CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness.
The first topic of presentation – ‘Introduction to Syariah Law’ – was delivered by two invited speakers, Haji Afif Daraina bin Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awg Haji Badaruddin from the Attorney General’s Chambers and Hajah Norhartijah binti Haji Puteh from Brunei Islamic Legal Unit, Prime Minister’s Office.
The presentation was to give the US counterparts a solid understanding of the Syariah Law that has been implemented in Brunei Darussalam. Other topics covered at the symposium included military journalism and public affairs fundamentals, presented by a representative from the US Navy.
The two-day MILOPS Symposium began on Monday, with the first day focusing on operational and policy matters with regards to maritime security by the representatives from both countries. Both symposiums were held at the Multinational Coordination Centre (MNCC) in Muara.