Crown Prince attends RBAF ceremony
By Azaraimy HH

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), consented to attend the RBAF's Thanksgiving Ceremony at the Berakas Garrison yesterday.

The event was held to mark RBAF's 45th anniversary celebrations.

Also present were the Deputy Minister of Defence, Pehin Datu Singamanteri Col (Rtd) Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yasmin, RBAF Commander Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Hj Mustappa bin Hj Sirat, and former commanders of RBAF.

The event started with the Maghrib prayer, recital of Surah Yassin and a Tahlil at Berakas Garisson Surau and ended with a thanksgiving dinner, or Santap, at the Officers Mess. - Borneo Bulletin (31st May 2006)