Graces the Mobile Demonstration: Offensive Action on Jungle Fringe Regional Jungle Warfare Symposium 2018

His Royal Highness Prince General Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Deputy Sultan and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces has consented to witness the Mobile Demonstration: Offensive Action on Jungle Fringe Regional Jungle Warfare Symposium 2018. The demonstration was held at the Field Firing Area, Binturan Range, Penanjong Garrison in Tutong yesterday afternoon.

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Second Minister of Defence, Major General Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Force, RBAF and Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, the Commandant of the Training Institute of the RBAF.

At the Battalion Command Post, Major Edd Oldfield, the Chief of Staff, British Forces Brunei delivered a briefing on the role of the Command Post in planning the military operation for the Mobile Demonstration.

At the Binturan Range, His Royal Highness consented to take a group photograph. Also present was Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohammad Jammy bin Haji Mohammad Shah Al Islam, the Commissioner of Police. Thirteen countries namely tge United States of America, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, The Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, New Zealand, France, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and Brunei Darussalam are participating in the Symposium.

The reading of Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat was led by Major Ariffin bin Amit, the Assistant Head of RBAF Religious Department.

In a briefing, Lieutenant Colonel Pengiran Noor Rumaizi bin Pengiran Othman, the Chief Instructor of Training Institute, Royal Brunei Armed Forces said the Mobile Demonstration was the result of cooperation between the RBAF, the Second Battalion of the Royal Gurkh Rifles in the country and the Royal Brunei Police Force.

The Mobile Demonstration was the climax of the Regional Jungle Warfare Symposium, RJWS, which focused on the attack operation on the jungle fringes.

The theme of this year's symposium is "Countering Current and Future Threats". Apart from providing a platform to promote cooperation in information exchange and strengthening future collaboration in multilateral trainings and exercises among the participating countries, the RJWS was also intended to further enhance the practical knowledge in countering threats within the jungle and its fringes at tactical level which is in line with the theme.

The Mobile Demonstration involved more than forty personnel from the participating countries. The RJWS was held to study the various security threats and challenges with special focus on irregular activities such as terrorism. At the operations level, RJWS 2018 will develop a better understanding on how such a threat could take advantage of the situation by exploiting the jungle and its fringes.

His Royal Highness then proceeded to the afternoon tea reception. His Royal Highness also consented to receive a 'Pesambah' from the Event's Co-chairs, the Training Institute of the RBAF and the British Forces Brunei. His Royal Highness also consented to sign a Royal Parchment.

The Doa was read by Major Ariffin bin Amit, the Assistant Head of the RBAF Religious Department. Prior to departure, His Royal Highness received the junjung ziarah from the delegates taking part in the RJWS and participants of the Mobile Demonstration including the High Commissioners and Defence Advisors of the participating countries. Apart from providing the opportunity for professional development as well as knowledge exchange among the participants, the second RJWS was also hoped to develop Brunei Darussalam as a Centre of Excellence for Jungle Warfare Training.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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