SHAH ALAM: 31st brigade moving to Bintulu. Army chief General Zamrose Mohd Zain today announced that the 31st Infantry Brigade headquarters will be moving to Bintulu from its present location in Sibu. Bernama quoted him as saying that the move will take place in June, next year.
The decision to move the 31st IB headquarters, according to Zamrose was made as the Ninth Infantry Brigade headquarters was already in Sibu. The 31st IB was established in 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, as part of the response to the Sulu landing and subsequent firefight in Lahad Datu, two years earlier. The brigade – responsible for the four (sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth) Rejimen Sempadan in Sarawak- was moved to Kuching in 2016 before it was then transferred to Sibu, at the same camp of the Ninth IB.
Bernama quoted Zamrose as saying that the family quarters for the officers and men of the 31st IB headquarters have been identified and he was confident that they could move to Bintulu by June.
He said the Army will be leasing the buildings for the 31st IB headquarters for the time being though he did not identify the exact location. A check on Google Maps showed that construction of a new camp along the Bintulu-Miri highway was still underway. It is unclear whether this camp once completed will housed the 31st IB headquarters though.
Zamrose was speaking to the media after a mass promotion exercise for Rejimen Sempadan soldiers attached to the 31st IB at Kem Muara Tuang in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak today (December 27, 2022). A total of 201 soldiers from the brigade received their promotion at the ceremony.
As part of the restructuring of the Rejimen Sempadan, its battalion-sized units have now been upgraded as Batalion Infantry Standard or standard infantry battalions.
— Malaysian Defence
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