By H Bat
The Ministry of Defence last night held a thanksgiving ceremony to commemorate the 34th birthday His Royal Highness Prince General Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, General Royal Brunei Armed Forces at Surau Berakas Garrison.
The ceremony began with the maghrib prayer followed by a mass reading of Surah Yassin, Dzikir Ratib al-Atas and Doa Kesyukuran read by the Senior Religious Officer of the Ministry of Defence, Ustaz Haji Roslan bin Haji Sulaiman. The ceremony later ended with the mass Isya' prayer.
Attending as the chief guest was Deputy Minister of Defence, Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (R) Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar.
Also present were Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Pehin Datu Lailaraja Majar General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Md Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Dato Paduka Haji Abd Majid bin Mangarshah, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Directors, senior officers, officers and other RBAF personnel.
- Borneo Bulletin
(18th Feb 2008)