Religious ceremony marks Crown Prince’s birthday

Azlan Othman

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony in conjunction with the 47th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince 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, in His Royal Highness’ capacity as the Chairman of AMBD’s Board of Directors.

The ceremony took place at the Sufri Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Burung Pingai Berakas yesterday.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, in his capacity as Deputy Chairman of AMBD’s Board of Directors; Deputy State Mufti Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin; other members of the AMBD Board of Directors; and AMBD staff attended.

The ceremony began with Asar prayer, followed by the recitation of Surah Yaasiin led by Imam of Sufri Bolkiah Mosque Haji Mohd Zahid bin Haji Mohd Zain.

This was followed with the recitation of a Doa Khas Kesyukuran for His Royal Highness led by Mosque Affairs Officer at the Sufri Bolkiah Mosque Mohd Zulfadhli bin Haji Abdul Rahman.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong at the ceremony. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN