Two RBAF senior officers promoted

James Kon

With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, two Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) senior officers were promoted to the rank of Brigadier General at the Officers’ Mess at Bolkiah Garrison yesterday.

The promoted officers are Commandant of Defence Academy RBAF 430 Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan and Director of Defence Minister’s Office and Directorate of Strategic Planning 438 Colonel Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abdul Kadir.

The insignias presentation ceremony was led by Commander of the RBAF Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah, services commanders, deputy permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Defence, commandants, directors and family members of the officers were present.

The Doa Selamat was read by Head of RBAF Religious Department (JAMA’AT) Commander Haji Ainolnizam bin Haji Ibrahim, RBN.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof at the ceremony. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
ABOVE & BELOW: Commander of the RBAF Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud presenting the insignias to the newly promoted RBAF officers