By Za'im Zaini
A thanksgiving ceremony was held by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces to commemorate the 33rd birthday of His Royal Highness Prince General Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and General Royal Brunei Armed Forces at the Bolkiah Garison's surau. The guest of honour was the Deputy Minister of Defence, Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar. Also present were the Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi Bin Haji Md Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Bin Haji Sirat, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Military Directors of the Ministry of Defence, Senior Officers and Officers of the Ministry of Defence and RBAF.
(17th February 2007)