Malaysian Army Chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor presented the Honorary Maroon Beret and the Honorary Airborne Wing og 10 Paratropper Brigade to Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief, General Udomdej Sitabutr at the Defence Ministry today. - BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR: Royal Thai Army Commander-in-Chief, General Udomdej Sitabutr was awarded the Honorary Maroon Beret and the Honorary Airborne Wing of 10 Paratrooper Brigade of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

The award was presented by Malaysian Army Chief, General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor at the Defence Ministry Square here, in the presence of Malaysian Army officials.

The award, which is the pride of 10 Paratrooper Brigade is a sign of respect and recognition from the brigade to individuals, top military or government leaders from within or outside the country.

Udomdej, who arrived here today, is on a two-day official visit to Malaysia to further strengthen the existing military cooperation between the Royal Thai Army and the Malaysian Armed Forces, especially the Army.

Earlier, he inspected the Guard of Honor of the First Battalion Royal Malay Regiment comprising six officers and 102 personnel of various ranks, led by Major Wan Azrul Yahya.

He later attend a closed-door briefing delivered by Raja Mohamed Affandi. - BERNAMA