Royal Brunei Land Forces begins six-day military exercise

The Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF) will conduct Exercise Semangat Waja VII/2019 across Brunei Darussalam from today until August 21.

This exercise serves to assess the level of preparedness of the RBLF in various operations, especially those involving other agencies.

It is also part of the preparation for Exercise Hikmat Bersatu 6/2019 which will be conducted in September.

The training areas are Kampong Buda-Buda, Kampong Piasau-Piasau, Kampong Belais and Sungai Batu Apoi in Temburong District; Brunei International Airport (from 11am today until 6am tomorrow) and International Convention Centre (from 8pm on August 18 until 6 am on August 19) in Brunei-Muara District; Tutong Cineplex (from noon until 6pm on August 18), at Kampong Kiudang and Kampong Maraburong in Tutong District; and Sungai Mau and Sungai Teraban in Belait District.

The opening ceremony will be held at the Berakas Garrison today.

The public is advised to keep clear of these training areas throughout the exercise and not to panic over the presence of military personnel.

The public is also advised to refrain from taking photographs of the military exercise while it is being carried out.