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Students important to nation’s future

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 yesterday highlighted the important role students play in paving the way for the country to achieve a successful future.

In a titah during a get-together ceremony with the people of Brunei Darussalam in Australia and New Zealand during a state visit to Australia, His Majesty emphasised that highly-educated and skilled human resources are important to achieve Brunei Vision 2035.

The monarch encouraged the Bruneian students in Melbourne to seize the opportunity to obtain knowledge and increase their competencies.

With regard to challenges in their studies, His Majesty said the students, with the support of the Ministry of Education can explore ways to overcome them.

His Majesty then advised students to uphold the country’s culture and the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) philosophy and equip themselves with the ‘divine vaccine’ in the form of religious rites and recitation of Al-Quran to shield them against harm and misfortune.

The get-together ceremony took place at the Park Hyatt Melbourne yesterday while His Majesty is on a state visit to Australia.

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 and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen during the get-together ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. PHOTO: INFOFOTO
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 and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen at the get-together ceremony. PHOTO: INFOFOTO
PHOTO: INFOFOTO
PHOTO: INFOFOTO
ABOVE & BELOW: His Majesty signs the visitor’s book at the Government House in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and meets with Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AC VCO. Accompanying His Majesty is His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO
PHOTO: INFOFOTO

Accompanying His Majesty was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Australia Garry Ramlee bin Ibrahim; President of the Brunei Students’ Union in Australia and New Zealand Nurul Aqimah binti Abdullah Muhammad Masyadi; and President of the Brunei Student Society in Melbourne Zulfadli bin Mawardi. His Majesty met some 467 people, comprising students, citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam. The ceremony included a tausyeh performance.

MELBOURNE AN IMPORTANT LINK

Meanwhile, in another titah during a luncheon with Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AC VCO, His Majesty highlighted the importance of Melbourne to the Sultanate, both as a travel link between Brunei and Australia and “instrumental to Brunei’s food supply”, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

His Majesty expressed pleasure to be in Australia once again, particularly on His Majesty’s first visit to Melbourne. The monarch highlighted the Australian city as one of the country’s best-known landmarks, with an outstanding reputation of one of the world’s most livable cities.

His Majesty is also appreciative to the Victoria state government for welcoming Brunei students to study in Australia and expressed belief that there are more opportunities for cooperation, particularly in trade and investment.

The luncheon took place at the Government House, Melbourne.

His Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was welcomed by the governor and her spouse, and signed the visitor’s book.

Following the events in Melbourne, His Majesty travelled to Darwin to continue the state visit.

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