Sultan receives messages from world leaders
By Azaraimy HH

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to receive congratulatory messages from head of states and foreign dignitaries in conjunction with His Majesty's 62nd birthday today.

Congratulatory messages came from His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Emperor Akihito of Japan, Singapore President Mr S R Nathan, President of Philippines Datin Laila Utama Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of Laos Mr Choummaly Sayasone, President of Vietnam Mr Nguyen Minh Triet, President of Pakistan General (Rtd) Pervez Musharraf, President of India Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil, and President of Bangladesh Professor Dr Iajuddin Ahmed.

Congratulatory messages also came from Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Bouasone Bouphavanh, Prime Minister of Laos, Mr Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam; Mr Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, Mr Syed Yousaf Gaza Gillai, Primie Minister of Pakistan and Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed, Chief Adviser to the Non-Party Caretaker Government of Bangladesh. - Borneo Bulletin (15th July 2008)