Malaysia’s Queen meets WI Brunei members

Lyna Mohamad

Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Al-Marhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj consented to visit the Women’s Institute of Brunei Darussalam (WI) headquarters in Bukit Bendera, Tutong yesterday.

Accompanying Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong was Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Royal-in-Attendance.

Upon arrival, Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong was welcomed by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin and Acting President of WI Hajah Shamsiah binti Abdul Latif.

Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong joined in a group photo shortly after her arrival, before being ushered to witness a baking demonstration of two traditional Brunei KuehPenyaram and Kelupis.

Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong also viewed a display of woven plastic products made by WI members before consenting to sign the commemorative plaque of the visit, which marked the fourth visit to date. Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong was also introduced to members of WI and toured the mini exhibition.

In her welcoming remarks, the Acting President of WI noted that Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong’s visit to the headquarters is an inspiration and motivation for WI members to double their efforts and workforce especially in the development of women, children, families and communities not only in Brunei Darussalam but also internationally.

The involvement of Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong in charitable works has been exemplary and a source of inspiration for WI members to continue contributing and providing assistance to those in need.

A cake-cutting ceremony for Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong’s birthday was also held. Before leaving, Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong planted a durian sapling at the headquarters’ compound to commemorate her visit.

Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Al-Marhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs take a closer look at traditional Bruneian food. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna with WI members; and Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong watering a durian plant at the compound