His Majesty makes surprise visit to MPRT

Azlan Othman

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 made a surprise visit to the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) and departments under it yesterday.

His Majesty was greeted upon arrival by Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, permanent secretaries and senior government officers.

His Majesty toured different floors at the MPRT including the Forestry Department, Tourism Development Department and Finance Department. His Majesty also mingled with attachment students at several departments and took a closer look at their work scope. The monarch also enquired about the jobs of officers and staff, and the facilities available.

In one instance, His Majesty enquired about efforts to control encroachment into Brunei’s agarwood (kayu gaharu) products, as well as activities carried out by attachment students at the Tourism Development Department for the National Day cycling event this Sunday. His Majesty also consented for a group photo session.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show 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 during the visit to the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI & INFOFOTO