HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to attend the 14th Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition and conference held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia; Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence Malaysia; Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Defence Forces; and senior officials from the Government of Malaysia.
His Majesty proceeded to view the exhibits in the exhibition halls as well as the outdoor exhibition including an “Army Live Demonstration”.
Accompanying His Majesty were Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister’s Office; Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II; and Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office.
His Majesty yesterday afternoon left from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Before leaving the Shangri-La Hotel, a Doa Selamat was read by Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.
His Majesty consented to walk through a static guard of honour mounted by the Malaysian Armed Forces.
Present at the Subang Military Air Base to bid farewell to His Majesty were Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, and senior officials from the Government of Malaysia.
Also present at the Subang Military Air Base to bid farewell to His Majesty were Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ishaaq bin Haji Abdullah, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia and senior officers from the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia.
About 1,000 defence companies from Malaysia and abroad, including Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, South Africa and Norway are participating in the defence show.
DSA 2014 involves static equipment and defence technology, weapons systems and generic security solutions to meet the requirements of the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police and security forces of Asia-Pacific countries. The exhibition which began yesterday will end on Thursday.
- Borneo Bulletin
(15 April 2014)