| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE second batch of the Brunei Darussalam Haj pilgrims boarded Royal Brunei Airlines Flight BI4203 for Madinah yesterday.
The aircraft carried 254 pilgrims including three officers of the Medical Haj Affairs. The batch comprised 251 pilgrims following the Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Present to send off the Haj pilgrims were Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and spouse, Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Hasbi.
Also present were Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in his capacity as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB); Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and spouse; Acting Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin; Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar and spouse; and Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Brunei Darussalam Emad bin Abdul Aziz bin Saad Al Muhanna as well as senior government officials.