| Rokiah Mahmud |
A FULL dress rehearsal for the hoisting of the giant-sized national flag in conjunction with the 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 was held at the open area of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in the capital yesterday. The rehearsal was held to ensure the smooth running of the main ceremony tomorrow.
Present to witness the rehearsal was Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud in his capacity as the Co-Chairman of the ‘Giant-Sized National Flag Hoisting Ceremony’ Committee for this year’s celebration.
The rehearsal involved personnel form the Royal Brunei Navy, Royal Brunei Police Force, the Fire and Rescue Department as well as representatives from government departments.
Also present were permanent secretaries at the MoHA, officers from MoHA and Department of Adat Istiadat Negara, district officers and members of the organising committee.
Citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam are encouraged to hoist the national flag at their residences, offices and business premises from July 1-31. Those bestowed with titles are urged to hoist their personal flags, while members of the public should hoist the national flag.