Brunei navy chief receives military award from Singapore

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen with First-Admiral Norazmi Pengiran Haji Muhammad, who was conferred Singapore's Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera), or Meritorious Service Medal (Military), for enhancing the defence relationship between the Brunei and Singap
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen with First-Admiral Norazmi Pengiran Haji Muhammad, who was conferred Singapore's Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera), or Meritorious Service Medal (Military), for enhancing the defence relationship between the Brunei and Singapore navies.PHOTO: MINDEF

The chief of the Royal Brunei Navy, First-Admiral Norazmi Pengiran Haji Muhammad, was presented with Singapore's Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera), or Meritorious Service Medal (Military), by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence yesterday.

First-Adm Norazmi was conferred the award in recognition of his significant contributions towards enhancing the bilateral defence relationship between the Brunei and Singapore navies.

"This signifies the strong relationship between our militaries as well as our countries," First-Adm Norazmi said, on getting the award.

"I am very much delighted to receive this prestigious award, and would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Government of Singapore."

Last year, both navies commemorated 40 years of defence relations and celebrated the 35th edition of Exercise Pelican. The military exercise has grown in scope and complexity, with enhanced naval warfare drills and the inclusion of naval aviation. First-Adm Norazmi also supported Singapore's first International Maritime Review this year, and the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Multilateral Sea Exercise in both 2015 and this year.

His visit to Singapore began on Oct 9 and ends today.

Yesterday, he called on Dr Ng, the Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Perry Lim, and the Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lew Chuen Hong. He will visit the RSS Unity at Tuas Naval Base today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2017, with the headline 'Brunei navy chief receives military award from Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe