Eight RBAF, RBPF personnel join Mindanao monitoring team

James Kon

Eight personnel from Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) and Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) are set to deploy for Mindanao in the Philippines today as part of the 17th contingent of the International Monitoring Team (IMT).

A flag handover ceremony was held for the delegation at the multipurpose hall of Bolkiah Garrison yesterday where RBAF Commander Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat presented the national flag to Head of the 17th IMT contingent Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Fakaruddin Zuraidie bin Haji Ramli, followed by a presentation of IMT badges to the delegates.

The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence (MinDef), Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Brunei Darussalam, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police as the representative of the Commissioner of Police, service commanders, RBAF Joint Force Commander and Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the MinDef, Directors, Commandants, Defence Attaches at the Malaysian and the Philippine Embassies to Brunei Darussalam, as well as officers from the MinDef and RBAF were also present.

Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat hands over the national flag to Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Fakaruddin Zuraidie bin Haji Ramli, head of Brunei Darussalam’s 17th contingent of International Monitoring Team in Mindanao, the Philippines. PHOTO: JAMES KON