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    His Majesty opens new MinDef building

    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 officiated the opening of the new Security Education Centre (PPS) building, Defence Security Branch, Defence Minister’s Office and Directorate of Strategic Planning at Bolkiah Garrison, Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday.

    Accompanying His Majesty were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and His Royal Highness 920 Major (U) Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.

    On arrival at the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) building, His Majesty was greeted by Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof and Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan.

    His Majesty received a royal salute and inspected the guard of honour, comprising six officers and 105 other rank personnel of the Second Battalion, Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF), led by parade commander Major Pengiran Abdul Hadi bin Pengiran Idris from the Royal Guards Regiment.

    His Majesty, on invitation from Commander of the RBLF and Director of Defence Minister’s Office and Directorate of Strategic Planning Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abdul Kadir, officiated the opening of the new PPS building, while Head of RBAF Religious Directorate Commander Haji Ainolnizam bin Haji Ibrahim, RBN led the recitation of Doa Selamat.

    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 inspects the guard of honour. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO
    ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show His Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and His Royal Highness 920 Major (U) Prince ‘Abdul Mateen during the visit

    ABOVE & BELOW: His Majesty views an artwork of the new Security Education Centre building; and His Majesty signs the royal parchment as His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and His Royal Highness 920 Major (U) Prince ‘Abdul Mateen look on

    After the inauguration of the building, His Majesty proceeded to the auditorium, where the monarch delivered a titah.

    His Majesty then proceeded to the gallery area to view an array of security exhibits, and was subsequently invited to tour the classrooms on the first floor.

    The monarch also visited the administrative office and PPS instructors’ office on the second floor.

    The new PPS building also houses a surau, a canteen and a library.

    His Majesty and members of the royal family then headed to the VVIP Room for a luncheon.

    The monarch signed a royal parchment and received a pesambah from the Defence Minister’s Office and Directorate of Strategic Planning before taking group photographs with members of the Defence Security Branch, Defence Minister’s Office and Directorate of Strategic Planning to mark the conclusion of the event.

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