Pehin Dato Haji Sulaiman Bin Haji Awang Damit, Bruneian army general, Died at 75


Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Indera Setia Major General (Rtd.) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Sulaiman Bin Haji Awang Damit was born on March 28, 1941,at Kampong Keriam, in Tutong District and died on July 8, 2016.

He was a Bruneian soldier.

The soldier served as the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) from 1990 until 1994.

He received his formal education at the Malay School in Seria from 1948 until 1952.

Then Pehin Dato Haji Sulaiman pursued his studies at the Anthony Abell College, Seria, from 1953 until 1960.

During 1961, Pehin Dato Haji Sulaiman started his military training at the Federation of Malaya Military College in Sungai Besi until 1962.

Haji Sulaiman also went to Overseas Joint Warfare, Old Sarum England and Royal College of Defence Studies, London.

He was appointed as the second commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces on August 10, 1990.
He held the post until 29 September 1994.

As a Commander, Pehin Dato Haji Sulaiman oversaw further expansion of RBAF’s bilateral defence ties with friendly countries.

RBAF also earned its first Blue Beret in November 1992, for his part in its officers in the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.

Pehin Dato Haji Sulaiman Bin Haji Awang Damit passed away at 75 years old.