| Fadhil Yunus |
MUKIM Kilanas raced to a stunning victory in the 25-men marathon of the Sungai Damuan Traditional Boat Race 2015 along the Damuan River yesterday.
Mukim Tamoi ended in second place, while Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) settled for third place in the 12-team endurance event. The guest of honour at the afternoon session of the sporting festival was the Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, who also presented the prizes to the winners.
Yesterday’s results also included victories for Brunei-Muara District in the 10-men District category, Mukim Kilanas in the 20-men Mukim category, as well as the collaboration between TAIB and BIBD in the 20-men Company category.
Mukim Kilanas repeated their success they registered in the first edition of one of the biggest boat races in the country back in December 2013 which was held in conjunction with the year-end school holidays.
Also present at the event was the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof.
The sporting event was organised by Kampong Pintu Malim Consultative Council with the cooperation of the Brunei-Muara District Office.