Rehearsal for flag hoisting ceremony
By Kamarul

A rehearsal for the raising of the giant national flag in conjunction with the celebration of His Majesty the Sultan's 60th birthday was held yesterday morning at the open courtyard of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Fountain, fronting the Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Mosque, in the capital.

Besides rehearsing the raising of the giant national flag, a rehearsal for the handing over ceremony for normal and small-sized flags was also held.

Present at the rehearsal was Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Dato Awang Haji Dani bin Haji Ibrahim.

Twenty personnel from the Royal Brunei Navy hoisted the giant national flag measuring 3.6 metres long and 1.8 metres wide.

The rehearsal also involved Fire and Rescue Department personnel, Prisons Department personnel and the Royal Brunei Police Band.

The official flag-hoisting and distribution of flags ceremony will be held this Saturday, July 1. - Borneo Bulletin (29th June 2006)