Prince Charles leaves Brunei
By James Kon

HRH Prince Charles, Britain's Prince of Wales, left Brunei Darussalam yesterday afternoon after a two days official visit to the Sultanate.

Biding farewell to HRH Prince Charles was His Royal Highness Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office.

Also present were Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Suyoi bin Osman, the Minister in Attendance, Pehin Datu Kerma Setia CP Dato Paduka Seri Zainuddin Jalani, the Police Commissioner, Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awang Halbi Hj Md Yussof, Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Mr John Saville, the British High Commissioner and his spouse.

During the two day visit to Brunei Darussalam, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the British Garrison in Seria as well as planted the 1,000th tree of a reforestation project in Badas reserve area.

The Prince and Duchess also attended an audience and a Royal banquet with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at Istana Nurul Iman on Friday evening.

Yesterday, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the Universiti Brunei Darussalam and also presented certificates to 26 local graduates who obtained their degrees from University of Wales institute, Cardiff over the last two years.

Before concluding his visit, HRH Prince Charles also met with officials from the British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam. - Borneo Bulletin (2nd Nov 2008)