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Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day

The formation of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces took place on May 31, 1961, and is commemorated each year. Brunei had been a British protectorate since 1888, dependent on the British armed forces for its defense. In 1961, Brunei recruits began training as part of a transition period toward independence for the country, which occurred in 1984. Around the country, there may be parades and military displays put on by various units of the armed forces. In the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan, it is usually commemorated at the Taman Haji Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien in the city center. More...
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Brunei Darussalam, as the country is also known, is an Islamic absolute monarchy ruled by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. This British protectorate did not obtain independence from the United Kingdom until 1984, although it has maintained good relations with its former colonial master. Despite its size, the Abode of Peace is immensely wealthy thanks to oil resources that bring in 90 percent of government revenue. It is the fourth-largest oil producer in Southeast Asia, as well as the world’s ninth-largest liquefied natural gas producer. Oil and gas facilities are predominantly found in the south near the coastal town of Seria. Most of Brunei’s interior is covered in primary jungle, with the Sungai Belait River providing the main means of transport in the interior.

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