The closing ceremony for the Table-Top Exercise (TTX) was recently held at the Banquet Hall, Prime Minister’s Office.
Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat was the guest of honour. Permanent secretaries, RBAF service commanders, deputy permanent secretaries and other heads of government departments were also present.
The TTX, dubbed Eksesais Perisai Kebangsaan (EPK), was conducted over three days and involved 30 government and non-government agencies, comprising participants from strategic, operational and tactical level.
The exercise served as an opportunity for security agencies and stakeholders to undergo comprehensive training, while emphasising on the importance in adopting the ‘Whole of Nation’ approach in managing threats and crises.
In his closing speech, Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah encouraged participants to continue the efforts made during the TTX.
He said issues derived from the After Action Review should be taken into consideration to review as well as synergise standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to operations involving multiple agencies.
The recently concluded TTX was the fifth of its kind conducted at the national level with previous exercises conducted in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2015.