Brunei air force chief on farewell visit

Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Force, Brigadier- General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Wardi bin Haji Abdul Latip (left), with Second Minister for Defence Lui Tuck Yew at the Ministry of Transport yesterday morning. The general's three-day visit end
Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Force, Brigadier-General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Wardi bin Haji Abdul Latip (left), with Second Minister for Defence Lui Tuck Yew at the Ministry of Transport yesterday morning. The general's three-day visit ends today.PHOTO: MINDEF

As part of his farewell visit, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Force called on Second Minister for Defence Lui Tuck Yew, who is also Transport Minister, at the Ministry of Transport yesterday morning .

Brigadier-General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Wardi bin Haji Abdul Latip had earlier called on Chief of Defence Force Perry Lim and Chief of Air Force Hoo Cher Mou, after inspecting a Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence.

His three-day visit ends today.

The general has served in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces for 34 years, and took command of the Royal Brunei Air Force in December 2012, reported the Borneo Bulletin. He will be handing over his command on Sept 25.

Said Mindef in a statement yesterday: "The visit underscores the close and longstanding defence relations between Singapore and Brunei."

The Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Royal Brunei Air Force have regular professional exchanges, including activities such as study visits, courses, seminars and training programmes. Both sides also hold an annual bilateral exercise called Exercise Air Guard.

"These interactions have strengthened the mutual understanding and friendship between personnel of the two air forces," the statement added.

Jasmine Osada

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2015, with the headline 'Brunei air force chief on farewell visit'. Print Edition | Subscribe