Two officers return from 13-month deployment

James Kon

Two Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) officers who were part of the Independent Decommissioning Body Verification, Monitoring and Assistance Team (IDB VMAT) 2/2020 recently returned to Brunei Darussalam after a 13-month deployment.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Hanafi Azami bin Nayan and Captain (U) Mohammad Aliff bin Haji Zulkifli were welcomed by Joint Force Commander Brigadier General Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abdul Kadir during a ceremony at Bolkiah Garrison yesterday morning.

Also present were the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, RBAF Chief of Staff, directors, deputy service commanders and commandants, senior officers and officers of the Ministry of Defence and RBAF, as well as representatives from the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines. The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat followed by a detachment of IDB VMAT badges and a photo session.

As a member of the IDB VMAT in Mindanao, Brunei Darussalam’s involvement has been relatively small. However, it is still a manifestation of Brunei Darussalam’s commitment in contributing to the peace process in Mindanao, stated the RBAF.

Joint Force Commander Brigadier General Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abdul Kadir with Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Hanafi Azami bin Nayan and Captain (U) Mohammad Aliff bin Haji Zulkifli. PHOTO: JAMES KON