His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah attended an official welcoming ceremony on the second day of their Official Visit to Malaysia yesterday at Dataran Perdana, Putrajaya, an official press release from the Prime Minister's Office said.
The Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness then proceeded to the dais, where the official ceremony began with National Anthems of both countries played. His Royal Highness then consented to inspect a Guard-of-Honour mounted by the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces.
The Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness were also introduced to the Malaysian Cabinet Ministers, Senior Government Officials and Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Malaysia.
From the Dataran Perdana, His Royal Highness accompanied by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, proceeded to the Prime Minister's Office at the Perdana Putra Building in Putrajaya, where a range of current issues and events were discussed.
Accompanying His Royal Highness throughout the programme was Prince Abdul Qawi.
Datuk Wira Abu Seman bin Hj Yusop, Deputy Minister of Defence and Minister-in-Attendance, Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Datuk Ku Jaafar bin Ku Shaari the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam were also present during the courtesy call.
Also present at the courtesy call was Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Dewa Dato Paduka Hj Abd Rahim, the High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia
Meanwhile, in a separate programme Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah took a cruise tour of the Putra Lake, Putrajaya accompanied by Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah later performed the Friday Mass Prayer at the Masjid Negara in Kuala Lumpur. Accompanying His Royal Highness for the prayer was Prince Abdul Qawi.
- Borneo Bulletin
(2nd August 2008)