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2/22/2024 11:19 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday, 22 February 2024 - The Ministry of Defence held a Thanksgiving Prayer Ceremony to mark Brunei Darussalam’s 40th National Day Celebration. The ceremonies were held simultaneously throughout all suraus in Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) camps including Pulau Baru-Baru Mosque with the focal event at Surau Ad-Difa', Bolkiah Garrison.

  
2/22/2024 3:58 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Thursday, 22 February 2024 - With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, two senior officers of Royal Armed Forces Brunei (RBAF) have been promoted today from Lieutenant Colonel to Substantive Colonel.

  
2/19/2024 11:01 AM

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sunday, 18 February 2024 - His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab. Rahaman consented to attend a Dinner Banquet in conjunction with His Royal Highness the Crown Prince’s 50th Birthday Celebration hosted by the Ministry of Defence at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel.

  
2/17/2024 12:00 AM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday, 16 February 2024 – The Ministry of Defence held a thanksgiving prayer ceremony in conjunction with His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office’ 50th Birthday Celebration.

  
2/16/2024 2:26 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday, 16 February 2024 - With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, a total of 22 senior officers of Royal Armed Forces Brunei (RBAF) have been promoted today, which include 16 officers promoted from Acting Lieutenant Colonel/Commander (RBN)  to Substantive Lieutenant Colonel/Commander (RBN) and 6 officers promoted from Substantive Major/Lieutenant Commander (RBN) to Acting Lieutenant Colonel/Commander (RBN).

  
2/16/2024 6:26 PM

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Darussalam – Friday, 16 February 2024 –The 40th National Day celebration began with a giant flag hoisting ceremony in Bandar Seri Begawan. The raising of the giant national flag was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Nazmi bin Haji Awang Mohamad, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.

  
2/15/2024 7:40 PM

​BERAKAS GARRISON, Thursday, 15 February 2024 - With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, a total of 74 officers of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) were promoted today, which include 2 officers promoted from Acting Major to Substantive Major, 27 officers promoted from Substantive Captain/Lieutenant (RBN) to Substantive Major/Lieutenant Commander (RBN), 4 officers promoted from Substantive Captain/ Lieutenant (RBN) to Acting Major/ Lieutenant Commander (RBN), 1 officer promoted from Acting Captain to Substantive Captain, 30 officers promoted from Lieutenant/Lieutenant Junior Grade (RBN) to Substantive Captain/Lieutenant (RBN), and 10 officers promoted from Lieutenant/Lieutenant Junior Grade (RBN) to Acting Captain/Lieutenant (RBN). 

  
2/16/2024 1:56 PM

​BOLKIAH GARRISON, Thursday, 15 February 2024 - Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) received a courtesy call from Major General Thomas Julian Bateman, General Officer Commanding of 1st United Kingdom Division British Army. Also in attendance was John Virgoe, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Director of Intelligence and Acting Chief of Staff RBAF. 

  
2/15/2024 3:28 PM

QASHR AL-MEEZAN, Thursday, 15 February 2024 – His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office consented to receive in audience Major General Thomas Julian Bateman, General Officer Commanding 1st (United Kingdom) Division, British Army. The Audience Ceremony took place at Qashr Al-Meezan today.


  
2/14/2024 8:47 PM


RIMBA AIR FORCE BASE, Wednesday, 14 February 2024 – His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam today graced the Introduction to Service Ceremony for two of the four newly acquired C295MW aircraft for the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) held at Rimba Air Force Base.

  
2/9/2024 6:12 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday, 09 February 2024 – The Ministry of Defence held ceremonies of Isra’ and Mi’raj celebrations for 1445 Hijrah simultaneously throughout all suraus in Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces camps, with the focal event at Surau Ad-Difa’, Bolkiah Garrison.

  
2/7/2024 9:49 PM


LUANG PRABANG, Wednesday, 07 February 2024 – The first ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) and ADSOM-Plus WG under Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s Chairmanship of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) and related meetings began on 05 February and successfully concluded on 07 February in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Both meetings were chaired by Colonel Feuangxay Milakong, Deputy Director General of Foreign Relations Department, Ministry of National Defence, as Lao PDR’s ADSOM WG and ADSOM-Plus WG Leader.

  
2/5/2024 4:10 PM

RIYADH, Sunday, 04 February 2024 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at The Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Defence II led a delegation from Brunei Darussalam to the Second Edition of the World Defense Show 2024 (WDS 2024) held from 04 February until 08 February 2024 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

  
2/4/2024 8:54 PM

RIYADH, 3rd February 2024 - The Second Meeting of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Defense Ministers Council convened on 3rd February 2024 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The meeting was officiated and chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Defense Minister of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  
2/2/2024 2:39 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday, 02 February 2024 – The Ministry of Defence received an official visit from His Excellency Vice Admiral Aaron Beng, Chief of Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces at Bolkiah Garrison this morning. 

  
2/2/2024 10:34 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday, 2 February 2024 – The Ministry of Defence, as a representative of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, signed a contract with General Dynamics Mission Systems-Italy for the acquisition and delivery of a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) System. 

  
2/1/2024 3:33 PM

​PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, Thursday, 1 February 2024 - Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II received a courtesy call from His Excellency Vice Admiral Aaron Beng, Chief of Defence Force, Republic of Singapore, today. 

  
2/1/2024 3:17 PM

​ISTANA NURUL IMAN, Thursday, 01 February 2024 – His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, today received in audience His Excellency Vice Admiral Aaron Beng, Chief of Defence Force, Singapore Armed Forces held at Istana Nurul Iman.

  
2/1/2024 2:43 PM


TANAH JAMBU, Thursday, 01 February 2024 – His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, today graced the Sovereign’s Parade Ceremony for the 22nd Intake of Officer Cadets of the Officer Cadet School which was held at the Parade Square of the Defence Academy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) in Kampung Tanah Jambu.  

  
1/31/2024 9:02 PM


TOKYO, JAPAN, Tuesday, 30 January 2024 – The 13th Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum was held today at Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. 

The forum, chaired by His Excellency Kiyoshi Serizawa, Vice-Minister of Defense for International Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Japan, was attended by senior defence officials of ASEAN Member States, Timor-Leste and ASEAN Secretariat. Brunei Darussalam was represented by Brigadier General (Retired) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Alirupendi bin Haji Perudin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence.


  
1/30/2024 3:48 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Tuesday, 30 January 2024 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II, received a farewell call from Colonel Angelo Gerard Ariles, Defence Attaché of the Republic of the Philippines, this morning. 

  
1/27/2024 11:36 AM

TEMBURONG, Friday, 26 January 2024 - The Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) conducted the Handover Ceremony of the Titian Amal Project in conjunction with the celebration of the RBAF 62nd Anniversary, held at Pusat Bahagia Bangar, Temburong District. The Guest of Honour at the ceremony was Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Mohammad Sharif bin Dato Paduka Haji Ibrahim, representing the Commander of the RBAF.

  
1/26/2024 9:09 PM

PENANJONG GARRISON, Thursday, 25 January 2024 – The closing ceremony of Exercise MAJU BERSAMA Series 26/2023 was held today at the Fighting in Built-Up Areas Complex, Penanjong Garrison. The exercise was conducted from 20 to 25 January 2024 which involved troops from Third Battalion Royal Brunei Land Force (3Bn RBLF) and First Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment (1SIR).

  
1/25/2024 1:51 AM

Rimba Air Force Base, Wednesday, 24 January 2024  - His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, today graced a ceremony for the arrival of two of the four new C295MW aircrafts for the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) held at the Air Movement Centre, Rimba Air Force Base.

  
1/23/2024 3:46 PM

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II received a courtesy call from His Excellency Major General (Retired) Farhat Abbas Sani, High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam this morning. 

  
1/23/2024 9:27 PM

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 - Yang Mulia Poh Kui Choon, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence Brunei Darussalam attended the 12th IISS Shangri-la Dialogue Sherpa Meeting, which took place from 21 to 23 January 2024 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Republic of Singapore.



  
1/22/2024 10:39 PM

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, Monday, 22 January 2024 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II, received a courtesy call from Her Excellency Kateryna Zalenko, non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Brunei Darussalam this afternoon.

  
1/15/2024 4:08 PM

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sunday, 14 January 2024 - In conjunction with the Royal Wedding Ceremonies for His Royal Highness 920 Major (U) Prince ‘ Abdul Mateen ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Anisha Rosnah binti Adam, a total of 950 officers and personnel from the Ministry of Defence participated in the Royal Wedding motorcade procession ceremony  around the capital today.  


  
1/14/2024 11:20 PM

Merafa' Sembah Ucapan Tahniah Kehadapan Majlis Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Mateen ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, D.K.M.B., D.P.K.T., P.H.B.S.

  
1/12/2024 1:30 PM

First and foremost, I and on behalf of the Ministry of Defence's leadership, would like to convey my well-wishes for the new year 2024 to all civilian and military personnel of the Ministry of Defence. I sincerely hope that 2024 will instill good spirit for all to improve themselves in every facet of their professional and personal lives, as well as to reaffirm commitment to serve His Majesty and the nation with dedication and hold firm to the Ministry’s Core Values and religious obligations. 

  
1/11/2024 7:53 PM

TANAH JAMBU, Thursday, 11 January 2024 – The opening ceremony of the Command and Staff Course (CSC) 14/2024 took place today at the Auditorium of the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF). Present to officiate the opening ceremony as the Guest of Honour was Yang Mulia Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF). 

  
1/22/2024 11:19 PM

RIMBA CAMP, Friday 6 January 2023 – The Royal Brunei Armed Forces Military Cadets (RBAF Military Cadets) celebrated their 52nd Anniversary today by holding a religious event at the Royal Brunei Malay Reserve Regiment (RBMRR).



  
12/27/2023 10:03 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Wednesday, 27 December 2023 – The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (SHHBIDSS) convened the 17th Ministry of Defence Executive Development Programme (EDP) Top Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) papers presentation today.

  
12/24/2023 9:53 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Sunday, 24 December 2023In a celebration that combines the enthusiasm of cycling and running, to encourage the spirit of sportsmanship and the closeness of family, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) in conjunction with its 62nd anniversary held a Cycling Expedition, Group Run Championship, Kayuhan Bersama Keluarga/ Fun Walk event and Family Day event open to all RBAF officers, personnel, and their families.

  
12/22/2023 2:01 PM


SEVILLE, SEPANYOL, 19 Disember 2023 – Kementerian Pertahanan telah menandatangani sijil penerimaan Customer Acceptance Test pesawat C295MW pertama di bawah perjanjian Projek Pesawat Angkut. Menandatangani bagi pihak Kementerian Pertahanan ialah Yang Mulia 830 Mejar (U) Arif Shamirul bin Salleh, Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei, selaku Ketua Resident Project Office bagi projek tersebut manakala pihak Airbus Defence and Space S.A.U telah diwakili oleh Tuan Pablo Alvaro Ramos Ruiz, Pengurus Projek. Kunci pesawat juga telah diserahkan kepada Yang Mulia Brigedier Jeneral (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Mohd Sharif bin Dato Paduka Haji Ibrahim, Pemerintah Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei sebagai tanda memperingati majlis tersebut.

  
12/15/2023 3:22 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Friday, 15 December 2023 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II, today received a farewell call from Commander Samuel S. Kim, the outgoing Chief of Defence Cooperation, Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam. He was accompanied by Commander (Select) Bert R. Bratton, who will take over the post of United States Defense Attaché to Brunei Darussalam.

  
12/15/2023 4:10 PM

BOLKIAH GARISSON, Friday, 15 December 2023 – A Doa Kesyukuran function was held at Surau Ad-Difa’, Bolkiah Garrison this morning to welcome the return of 30 Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) personnel who have been deployed as part of the Malaysian Battalion 850-10 (MALBATT) under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeeping mission. The RBAF contingent, led by Major Hisham bin Haji Mahmud had returned home on 6 December 2023. 

  
12/19/2023 9:28 AM

Brunei Darussalam, Thursday, 14 December 2023 - Five defence scholars from Brunei Darussalam and five from the Republic of Singapore have successfully completed the Brunei-Singapore Defence Scholars Interaction Programme (BSDSIP) 2023 which was held from​ 11 to 14 December 2023 in Brunei Darussalam.

  
12/15/2023 4:32 PM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Wednesday, 14 December 2023 – Yang Mulia Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) hosted a farewell luncheon for Commander Samuel S. Kim, Chief of Defence Operation Cooperation, Embassy of The United States of America in Brunei Darussalam today.

  
12/13/2023 2:28 PM

MUARA NAVAL BASE, Wednesday, 13 December 2023 – His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, today officiated the Commissioning Ceremony of Patrol Vessel Kapal Diraja Brunei (KDB) AL-FARUQ which was held at Jetty Bravo, Muara Naval Base. 


  
12/13/2023 10:43 PM


BOLKIAH GARRISON, Wednesday, 13 December 2023 – 30 personnel of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), consisting of 3 Officers and 27 other ranks who were part of the Malaysian Battalion (MALBATT) 850-10 have returned home safely after completing the peacekeeping mission of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).



  
12/12/2023 7:40 PM

JALAN MENTERI BESAR, Tuesday, 12 December 2023 - Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II hosted a brisk walk with Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Teo Chee Hean  and Senior Minister of State for Defence of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Zaqy Mohamad, along with the participants of the Brunei-Singapore Defence Scholars Interaction Program (BSDSIP) 2023, at the Menteri Besar Recreational Park today.


  
12/11/2023 8:36 PM

SERIA, Monday, 11 December 2023 – His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, visited the British Forces Brunei (BFB) community at the Brunei Garrison in Seria today. 

  
12/11/2023 11:03 PM

RIMBA CAMP, Saturday, 9 December 2023 — The Royal Brunei Malay Reserve Regiment (RBMRR) held the Brunei International Cadet Exchange Programme, a bilateral initiative aimed at fostering cooperation and friendship between the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Brunei Military Cadets (RBAF MC) and the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Singapore, from the 3rd until 9th December 2023. 



  
12/8/2023 6:26 PM

PENANJONG GARRISON, Friday, 8 December 2023 – A total of 229 male recruits of the 172nd Intake and 54 female recruits of the 58th Intake have concluded their basic military training with a Passing Out Parade Ceremony held at the Parade Square of Training Institute Royal Brunei Armed Forces (TI RBAF), Penanjong Garrison this morning.  

  
12/8/2023 12:49 PM

TANAH JAMBU, Thursday, 7 December 2023 – The Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Study Day and Prize Presentation of the RBAF Essay Writing Competition 2021/2022 were held at the Defence Academy, RBAF (DA RBAF) today.

  
12/6/2023 9:03 PM

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 – Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Defence II today received a farewell call from Wing Commander Matthew Charles Xerri, the outgoing Defence Adviser of Australia to Brunei Darussalam. 

  
12/8/2023 10:04 AM

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 – Yang Mulia Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), hosted a high tea as part of a farewell call for Wing Commander Matthew Charles Xerri, the outgoing Australian Defence Adviser to Brunei Darussalam today. 

  
12/8/2023 10:18 AM

​BERAKAS, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 – Yang Mulia Awang Mohamad Azmi Bin Haji Mohd Hanifah, Deputy Minister At The Prime Minister's Office Energy presented certificates, diploma certificate (level 5) and highest national certificate of technical education (HNTes) graduates of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Academy at the Institute Brunei Technical Education’s (IBTE) 31st Convocation Ceremony held at the Plenary Hall, International Conference Center (ICC), Berakas.

  
12/10/2023 1:02 PM

HONOLULU, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 – Brunei Darussalam and the United States of America successfully held their 16th Joint Defence Working Committee (JDWC) meeting at the United States Indo-Pacific Command (US INDOPACOM) Headquarters in Hawaii, this afternoon. 

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