SINGAPORE: A search operation is now on for a full—time national serviceman (NSF) reported missing in a training area in Brunei.
Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said Lance—Corporal (LCP) Muhammad Fahrurrazi Salim, 20, was reported missing on Sunday (12 August) at the Temburong training area.
LCP Fahrurrazi was the coxswain in a convoy of four boats used to support the water crossing segment of the jungle training exercise at Sungei Batu Apoi, Temburong.
LCP Fahrurrazi was last seen wearing a life jacket on his boat at 7:55am. However at 8:00am, his boat was noticed not to have followed the convoy. The convoy turned around and found LCP Fahrurrazi’s boat at 8:01am. Search operations for the missing LCP Fahrurrazi commenced immediately.
Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) search parties including naval divers supported by Republic of Singapore Air Force helicopters and assisted by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces are involved in the search operation.
All SAF training in Temburong training area has been suspended for the time being.
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