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Visit by Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Defence Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Sirat

Visit by Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Defence Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Sirat

Brunei Deputy Minister of Defence Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Sirat (5th from right back row) and Chairman A*STAR Mr Lim Chuan Poh (6th from right back row)

The Brunei Deputy Minister of Defence Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Sirat visited A*STAR on 5 August 2011. He was accompanied by 8 young Scholars from Brunei’s Ministry of Defence. Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Sirat was interested to learn more about A*STAR's research culture- and how to encourage creativity and innovation. The delegation was hosted by Mr Lim Chuan Poh- Chairman A*STAR- and had a warm discussion about how Brunei could also cultivate a strong research culture- such as that seen in Singapore. The delegation also had the opportunity to visit the FusionWorld Gallery- and was hosted by Dr Tan Geok Leng- Deputy Executive Director for the Science and Engineering Council.