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Operasi Tuaran Sabah


The Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) CN235 transported home ten of the critically injured Bruneians yesterday who were involved in the tragic road accident on 20 December at the Ranau-Tamparuli Road near Kampung Kaporingan in Tuaran, Sabah.

A total of eight RBAirF crews, comprising three pilots, one liaison officer and four loadmasters were involved in the relief effort today. The relief efforts were expedited in response to the titah of His Majesty Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam where following the incident, His Majesty commanded the relevant Ministries that includes the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and other Ministries as well as the relevant authorities in His Majesty's Government to execute their roles in providing their full assistance to the victims.

In line with this command, a special mission comprising Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, the Minister of Finance Two (II) in the Prime Minister's Office, and Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports who is currently also the acting Minister of Health as well as the Permanent Secretaries from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin conducted an initial flight to Sabah, Malaysia to make all the necessary arrangements.

Mindef Website dated 22 Dec 2011