By Hj Mohd Said Arshad
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to grant an audience to Commander of the United States Pacific Command (PACOM) Admiral William Fallon at the Istana Nurul Iman.
Also in attendance were Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Commander Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato Paduka Seri Awg Hj Halbi, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Brunei Darussalam Mr Emil Mark Skodon.
Meanwhile, Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pg Anak Hjh Saleha also granted an audience to Mrs Mary Fallon, the spouse of the Commander of the United States Pacific Command.
His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, also received in audience the visiting admiral, who will be in the country until today.
Present at the audience ceremony were Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato Paduka Seri Awg Hj Halbi, Mr Emil Mark Skodon, Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office Dato Paduka Hj Sulaiman, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Awg Hj Mustappa, and Foreign Policy Advisor to Commander of PACOM Mr Ravic Huso.
- Borneo Bulletin
(2nd Mar 2006)