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RBAF senior officer promoted to brigadier general

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, a Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) senior officer was promoted to the rank of brigadier general yesterday.

Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat presented the insignia to Deputy Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Force Colonel (U) Haji Alirupendi bin Haji Perudin during a ceremony at the Officers’ Mess, Bolkiah Garrison.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, acting permanent secretary at the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and senior officers of the MinDef and RBAF as well as family members of the promoted officer were present at the ceremony. The ceremony concluded with a Doa Selamat led by Acting Director of RBAF Religious Directorate (JAMA’AT) Commander Haji Ainolnizam bin
Haji Ibrahim.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in a group photo at the ceremony; and Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat presents the insignia to newly promoted Brigadier General (U) Haji Alirupendi bin Haji Perudin. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

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