| Khal Baharulalam & Siti Hajar |
TWO personnel of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) have been missing in the depths of Hutan Rempayoh in Labi since Thursday, the Commander of RBAF, Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, has confirmed.
The two missing soldiers are Suffiandi bin Eji and Fairin bin Tangkap – both of whom were on patrol at the time they went missing.
“Search operations have been ongoing,” said the Commander of RBAF, adding that helicopters, soldiers and search dogs are involved in the search. “Family members of the two soldiers have been duly informed.”
Sunnat Hajat prayers and the recitation of Surah Yaasiin are being carried out across suraus at RBAF camps for the safe return of the two soldiers.
Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, the Deputy Minister of Defence, said the search operations will continue today.