Concerted efforts helped us through challenging year

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 of Brunei Darussalam yesterday described 2020 as a challenging year for Brunei and the rest of the world, with the spread of the coronavirus, which has significantly impacted global socio-economic growth.

In the titah broadcast nationwide from Istana Nurul Iman on the eve of the New Year, the monarch said, “Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, we managed to contain the virus from further spreading, thanks to the integrated efforts of the relevant parties, together with the involvement and cooperation of the country’s citizens and residents, in consistently practising the teachings of our faith as a ‘vaccine’.”

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin