By Liza Mohd
To mark loyalty and dedication to the beloved ruler, the Belait District yesterday afternoon witnessed the flag-hoisting ceremony in conjunction with His Majesty's 60th birthday celebrations at the Menara Cendera Kenangan, Jalan Sungai, Kuala Belait.
Present as Chief Guest was the at the Prime Minister's Office, Pengiran Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abd Hamid bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Yassin and Penghulus, village heads and ketuas Rumah Panjang.
The flag hoisting ceremony started with the entourage carrying the national flag from Bandar Seri Begawan led by Acting Belait District Officer Hj Mohammad bin Hj Abd Rahman and handing it over to the Chief Guest and then to the Royal Brunei Police Force.
The national flag was then hoisted with the singing of the National Anthem followed by the patriotic song 'Bendera Negara' by school choirs.
The function ended with presentation of national flags by the Permanent Secretary to Mukim penghulus of Belait District.
- Borneo Bulletin
(2nd July 2006)