HIS Royal Highness Prince General Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, visited the Multi-Mission Range Complex (MMRC) at Pasir Laba Camp yesterday on the second day of His Royal Highness’ five-day official visit to the Republic of Singapore.
In the afternoon, His Royal Highness made a courtesy call to Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, which was followed by a luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister.
At the MMRC, His Royal Highness was greeted on arrival by Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore; Major General Perry Lim, Chief of Army; Rear Admiral Harris Chan Weng Yip, Future System Technology Architect; Brigadier General Chiang Hock Woon, Chief Infantry Officer/Comd 9 Div; and Colonel Melvyn Ong Su Kiat, Chief Guards Officer. His Royal Highness signed the visitor’s book and proceeded to the conference room for a briefing on MMRC delivered by the Chief of Army, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
After the briefing, His Royal Highness proceeded to the 50m Range 2 to witness a Live-Firing demonstration using Video Targetary System (VTS).
His Royal Highness proceeded to the 100m Multi-Tier Range (Upper Deck) to witness the use of SAR21 (Singapore Assault Rifle) before trying out the weapon.
His Royal Highness then proceeded to the Urban Ops Range to witness a demonstration on “Immersive Urban Ops Live-Firing”. His Royal Highness tried out the SAR21 (Round Corner Firing) before proceeding to the Urban Ops Range Control Room.
His Royal Highness then went outside the MMRC to view a mini-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) exhibition and demonstration. His Royal Highness then tried the mini-UAV. His Royal Highness also had the opportunity to test drive a Light Strike Vehicle Mark-II (LSV).
At the end of the visit, His Royal Highness received an Advanced Combat Skills badge of honour and an LSV driving licence.
His Royal Highness also received a pesambah in the form of a ‘Light Strike Vehicle Mark-II’ (LSV) model. His Royal Highness then presented souvenirs in honour of the visit.
Before ending the visit, His Royal Highness joined in a photo session.
Accompanying His Royal Highness were the Minister of Development, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman; the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong; Deputy Minister of Finance, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah; the Deputy Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces, Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Yussof bin Haji Abd Rahman; and the High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to the Republic of Singapore, Haji Awang Saifulbahri bin Haji Awang Mansor.
In the afternoon, His Royal Highness was greeted at The Istana by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
His Royal Highness signed the visitor’s book and proceeded with the Prime Minister to West Drawing Room for the courtesy call which was followed by the luncheon in the Yusof Room.
Accompanying His Royal Highness was Dr Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, Minister of State at the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Defence, and Mayor of the South East District of the Republic of Singapore as the Minister-in-Attendance.
Also accompanying His Royal Highness were Pehin Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin and Haji Awang Saifulbahri.
- Borneo Bulletin
(3 September 2014)