Minister to launch book on His Majesty’s 50-year reign

|     Fizah HAB     |

THE Language and Literature Bureau will hold a launching event tomorrow for a new book titled Legasi Payung Negara: Aspirasi, Cita-Cita dan Hasrat Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam.

In a press conference held yesterday at the Brunei History Centre, event Co-chairman Haji Hanafi bin Haji Salleh said that the new book will be launched 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.

Written by the principal of the Brunei History Centre Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Awang Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri bin Begawan Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Umar, the book traces the 50-year reign of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Brunei Darussalam as head of state guiding the nation toward progress with Brunei Vision 2035.

A hardcover version will be priced at BND40, while the softcover version will go on sale for BND28.

A special discount of 20 per cent will also be available on all books published by the Brunei History Centre, during the book-launching event.

An exhibition will also be launched tomorrow at the Brunei History Centre, depicting His Majesty’s 50-year-reign in photographs. It will run for three months from 8am to 4pm daily (including during Bandarku Ceria), excluding Fridays and public holidays.

Event Co-chairman Haji Hanafi bin Haji Salleh speaks during the press conference yesterday. – FIZAH HAB