By Yusrin Junaidi & Amin Hosni
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam joined the people in performing the mass Maghrib and Isyak prayers in conjunction with His Majesty's 61st birthday. The thanksgiving prayers were led by Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Yahya bin Hj Ibrahim.
Accompanying His Majesty were HRH Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, HRH Prince Hj Abdul Azim, HRH Prince Hj Abdul Malik and HRH Prince Hj Abdul Mateen.
On arrival at the Jame Asr' Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, His Majesty was greeted by the Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Md Yusof, Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Dato Dr Ustaz Hj Awang Mohammad Zain and members of the celebration's executive committee.
Similar mass prayers and thanksgiving prayers were also held nationwide.
- Borneo Bulletin
(15th July 2007)