Royalty attend charity concert
By Rosli Abidin Yahya

It was a night of fun and entertainment at the charity concert held at the International Convention Centre, Berakas Saturday night as donors were treated to songs and dances while making donations for a good cause.

Aimed at collecting funds so that underprivileged children can continue their education without financial interruption, the performances of the local and regional stars were also witnessed by the daughters of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, namely, HRH Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah and HRH Princess Fadzillah Lubabul Bulqiah. Also attending were the sisters of His Majesty - HRH Princess Hajah Amal Rakiah and HRH Princess Hajah Amal Nasibah.

HRH Princess Hajah Amal Rakiah received a standing ovation after she lent her voice for a good cause by belting out the song "Jangan Mudah Berjanji".

Even the President of Women Graduates Association (PSW) Datin Paduka Hajah Intan had to overcome stage nervousness to sing a duet "Gubahanku" with Indonesian actor and advertisement model Tio Duarte.

The regional stars from Indonesia (Titi DJ and Tio Duarte) and Malaysia (Jay Jay, Zamarul Hisham) performed immaculately, while local singers (ZulF, Diana and Nadia) gave their best to sing songs that wooed the crowd.

Members of the Organising Committee from PSW were also given an opportunity to reveal their hidden talents by singing their hearts out, belting "Gadis Melayu" with Malaysian star Jay Jay.

Not to forget the efforts of PSW Children Choir Group, PSW Children Dance Group and PDS School in spicing up the night with dance routines and songs.

The charity concert has been held annually to collect funds to enable PSW to help tackle social issues faced by unfortunate children so that they can pursue their education without worrying about financial hardship. - Borneo Bulletin (17th Apr 2006)