Crown Prince at Sultan's 61st birthday meeting
By James Kon & Azrol Azmi
Photo: Info Dept

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office in his capacity as the patron of the National Committee on His Majesty's 61st Birthday Celebration, attended the third meeting of the National Committee on His Majesty's 61st Birthday Celebration, at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong yesterday.

The meeting was chaired by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Md Yusof, who is also the chairman of the National Committee on His Majesty's 61st Birthday Celebration.

Also present were the deputy chairmen of the committee, YAM Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Hj Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Hj Abu Bakar and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Dato Paduka Awang Hj Dani bin Hj Ibrahim.

Grand Chamberlain YAM Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Hj Alauddin bin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Hj Abu Bakar, YAM Pengiran Seri Wijaya Pengiran Hj Ahmad bin Pengiran Mohd Yusof and Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Hj Awang Mohd Nawawi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Hj Awang Mohd Taha, the Confidential Secretary and Laila Rahsia to His Majesty also attended the meeting.

Also present were the permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Dato Paduka Awang Hj Idris bin Hj Belaman and Hj Awang Mohd Mahdi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Diraja Dato Laila Utama Hj Awang Abdul Rahman, as well as the ministry's deputy permanent secretary, Dato Paduka Awang Hj Adnan bin Hj Hanafiah, district officers and other senior officials.

The format of performances for the get together ceremony between His Majesty and the people in all four districts as well as the nationwide gathering of the 2007 Mukim and Village Consultative Councils were some of the issues that were discussed during the meeting. - Borneo Bulletin (29th May 2007)