Any type of employment is a blessing and what is important is patience and determination in gaining enormous blessings. According to the Second Minister of Defence, valuable aspects that need to be shouldered with sincerity and determination together with life on earth will be more meaningful and become a significant investment in the hereafter. The importance of human resources, is one of the key results area for progress achievement specifically in the Ministry of Defence for generating a sustainable national defence.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof made the speech at the Presentation of Long Service Medals in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang DiPertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 71st birthday celebration as well as presentation of certificates and souvenirs to retirees and certificates of appreciation to the recipients of the Civil Service Excellent Employee Award for 2017.

Yang Berhormat Pehin also urged officers and staff at all levels need to always uphold the desire and achievement of the national vision. He added that the quality of work need to be evaluated as all levels of the ministry and military play a vital role in the achievement of the Ministry of Defence's objective and strategy as an institution that holds fast to the practise of its core values and the national concept.

At the ceremony, 90 people received Long Service Medals. 4 selected officers and staff received the Excellent Employee Awards while 68 retirees received certificates and souvenirs.

Yesterday morning's ceremony ran concurrently with the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebration for the Ministry of Defence.

Source: Radio Television Brunei