MinDef, RBAF mark royal birthday

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

THE Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) last night held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony at Bolkiah Garrison and other camps to mark the 45th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince General Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and General of the RBAF.

Acting Joint Force Commander Captain Yusof bin Masron was present as the guest of honour at the event held at the Surau Ad-Difa’, Bolkiah Garrison. Also in attendance were senior officers; officers and personnel from the MinDef and RBAF.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Ma’idah from verses 8-11 by Imam of Surau Ad-Difa’ Fadli bin Haji Awang,. This was followed by mass Maghrib prayers, Sunnat Hajat prayer, recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Doa Khusus as well as Isyak prayer led by Imam of Surau Ad-Difa’ Shuib bin Haji Abdullah.

Acting Joint Force Commander Captain Yusof bin Masron and guests during the religious ceremony. – ROKIAH MAHMUD