Former students hold reunion with Tahlil

Rokiah Mahmud

With over 60 years of friendship, the first, second and third batch of the former Brunei Government students in the United Kingdom (1953 to 1963) held a reunion at the Presidential Lounge, Level 8 of The Rizqun International Hotel recently.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by Tahlil for fellow alumni who have departed.

Among those present were Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Begawan Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Seri Paduka Haji Umar and spouse Datin Paduka Hajah Zaharah binti Haji Idris; Datin Paduka Hajah Jusnani binti Haji Lawie and Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Mohd Salleh bin Haji Hidup.

The reunion was aimed at reminiscing their journey during their time in the UK and to forge closer ties. They hoped to reach more members to join the next reunion session.

Members of the first, second and third intake of Brunei Government students in the United Kingdom during the event. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD