27/02/2017 - 2nd Meeting of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Executive Committee




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 a sabda says, the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's Accession To The Throne should be celebrated in a significant way, especially its historical significance, as the highest appreciation of His Majesty's leadership and great contributions in leading the country's direction during the 50 years His Majesty has ruled the country.

His Royal Highness who is the Patron of the Advisory Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration delivered the sabda at the Second Meeting of the celebration's Executive Committee at the Prime Minister's Office Building at Jalan Perdana Menteri yesterday.

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was welcomed by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Member of the Advisory Committee For the Golden Jubilee Celebration.  Also welcoming His Royal Highness the Crown Prince were the Co-Chairpersons of the Executive Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti and Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Mohd Nawawi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Haji Awang Mohd Taha, the Private and Confidential Secretary to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

The meeting began with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal, a member of the Executive Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration. In his welcoming address, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar, conveyed proposals related to the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne.

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince adds in the sabda the commemoration of His Majesty's Accession to The Throne is an opportunity for all the country's citizens and residents to celebrate the glorious moment of His Majesty reign as a wise Monarch who cares greatly for the unity and prosperity of the people. Hence, His Royal Highness stresses the solid and serious involvement of all the citizens and residents in such major celebrations is a big priority, especially among the youths.

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince calls on the Executive Committee for the Golden Jubilee to grab the opportunity stemming from the celebration to strengthen the Islamic Malay Monarchy, MIB concept as a continuous practice in building a community guided by pure Islam that gives priority to unity as the mould of the Bruneian way of life. However, His Royal Highness adds that the success in realising the aspiration depends totally on the ability to attract interest and to encourage the participation of the target groups.

The agenda of the meeting included approving the minute of the 1st meeting of the Executive Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration and discussing plans of events reports from each sectoral committee. The presence of His Royal Highness is a reflection of a deep interest and high commitment in leading the direction of every aspect of planning and preparations to be implemented. The upcoming commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty's Accession to The Throne will be another important part of the country's history that will become an oral tradition amongst the future generations.

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