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    Practice what you learnt: Deputy minister

    Adib Noor

    Deputy Minister of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abd Kadir urged the 42 officers who completed a 40-week 12th Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Command and Staff Course (CSC) to take advantage of the knowledge and training they received to become capable leaders and be adaptable to the dynamic environment and security threats.

    He also applauded the participation of 15 international participants adding that this saw different perspectives and contributed to the course.

    The closing ceremony also saw the presentation of awards to the participants.

    Major Jonathan Edward D’Cruz from the Singapore Armed Forces was awarded RBAF CSC Overall Excellence Award and Academic Excellence Award while Nur Khadijah binti Ramli from the Ministry of Defence received RBAF Commendation Award. Major Abdul Aziz bin Haji Razali from the Royal Brunei Land Force was presented the Commandant’s Award.

    Course participants were awarded Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Graduate Diploma in Defence and Security Studies with an opportunity to pursue Master’s degree in Defence and Security Studies at UBD.

    The 12th RBAF CSC participants comprised officers from RBAF, Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Ministry of Defence and Internal Security Department as well as 15 international participants from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

    The deputy minister was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony held at the Defence Academy RBAF (DA RBAF) yesterday.

    Commandant of DA RBAF Colonel Pengiran Sharifuddin bin Pengiran Haji Yusof delivered the welcoming speech.

    The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Surah Al-Mujadilah led by course participant Major Pengiran Muhd Khairuddin bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Tali.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Deputy Minister of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abd Kadir presents an award to Major Jonathan Edward D’Cruz from the Singapore Armed Forces; Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan presents an award to Nur Khadijah binti Ramli from the Ministry of Defence; and Commandant of Defence Academy RBAF Colonel Pengiran Sharifuddin bin Pengiran Haji Yusof presents an award to Major Abdul Aziz bin Haji Razali from the Royal Brunei Land Force. PHOTOS: ADIB NOOR

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