Flag-hoisting kicks off festivities

The hoisting of a gigantic national flag in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday morning marked the official commencement of the 60th birthday celebrations for His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Earlier, at the ceremony in front of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Pehin Dato Paduka Haji Awang Adanan, Minister of Home Affairs, handed the flag to the Royal Brunei Navy. - Borneo Bulletin (2nd July 2006)