By the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, 42 Royal Brunei Armed Forces officers were promoted to the next rank in a ceremony that took place this afternoon at the Officers' Mess, Berakas Garrison.
Present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd. Yussof, Second Minister of Defence. The promotion ceremony was led by Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Commander of RBAF. The newly-promoted officers included Commander Haji Sarif Pudin bin Haji Matserudin, Royal Brunei Navy, RBN, who has been promoted to Substantive Colonel/Captain of RBN. While 9 officers were promoted to Acting Lieutenant Colonel or Commander of RBN; 18 officers were promoted to Substantive Major or Lieutenant Commander of RBN; 7 officers were promoted to Acting Major or Lieutenant Commander of RBN; and 7 officers were promoted to Substantive Captain or Lieutenant of RBN. Also present were Service Commanders, Commandants, Directors, senior officers and officers of Ministry of Defence and RBAF, as well as family members of the promoted officers.
Source: Radio Television Brunei