| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
A FLAG hoisting and distribution ceremony was held by the Brunei-Muara District Office yesterday to mark the upcoming 73rd birthday celebration 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 of Brunei Darussalam.
Present as guest of honour was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a march-past. It continued with the handover of the national flag by the guest of honour to Royal Brunei Police Force personnel for hoisting. All guests sang the national anthem Allah Peliharakan Sultan during the raising of the flag.
National flags were distributed to 17 penghulus accompanied by village heads. Members of the Legislative Council, Brunei Muara District Officer Misle bin Haji Abdul Karim, penghulus, village heads, as well as senior officers and staff of the Brunei-Muara District Office were also present.