MinDef launches science, tech journal

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof regarded the Frontier Journal as a contribution to science and technology in the country and hoped that collaboration can be further strengthened among members of the community in contributing to the development and progress of the nation.

The minister made these comments as the guest of honour at a ceremony where Ministry of Defence’s (MinDef) Frontier Journal was launched at the Auditorium Hall, Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Defence Academy, Tanah Jambu yesterday.

He expressed hopes for the journal to be one of the main platforms for the sharing of ideas and research findings as well as fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation at the MinDef and the RBAF.

RBAF Commander Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Permanent Secretary at the MinDef Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Vice-Chancellor Datin Dr Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, Universiti Teknologi Brunei Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, services commanders and Joint Force Commander, deputy permanent secretaries, representative of the Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force and representatives of various ministries also participated.

The ceremony saw the presentation of the journal to representatives of ministries and higher educational institutions.

Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah also presented certificates of appreciation to those who contributed to the first edition of the journal.

The Frontier Journal is an initiative of the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) which consists of science and technology-related departments and units from MinDef and the RBAF.

Among the topics covered in this first volume are ‘Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in the RBAF’, ‘The Importance of Swimming Infrastructure Design and Its Impact on Energy Efficiency’, ‘Proposed Physical Training for RBAF During Fasting During Ramadhan’ and ‘Journey Towards Integrated Knowledge Management System (iKMS)’.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof presents a copy of the journal. PHOTO: MINDEF