By Za'im Zaini
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Brunei Darussalam last night joined the people in performing the mass Maghrib and Isyak prayers, the 'Bertahlil' and 'Doa Kesyukuran' in conjunction with His Majesty's 60th birthday.
On arrival at the Jame Asr' Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Kiulap, His Majesty was greeted by the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pehin Dato Dr Ustaz Haji Awang Mohammad Zain and members of the celebration's executive committee.
Accompanying His Majesty were His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, HRH Prince 'Abdul Azim, HRH Prince 'Abdul Malik and HRH Prince 'Abdul Mateen.
Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Yahya bin Hj Ibrahim led the Maghrib mass prayers last night.
Similar mass prayers and thanksgiving prayers were also held throughout the country at all mosques and religious halls.
- Borneo Bulletin
(15th July 2006)