By Zasika Musdi & Azrol Azmi
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam last night hosted the visiting Sarwak Head of State Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng and his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Hjh Norkiah to a banquet at the Istana Nurul Imam.
Prior to the banquet His Majesty received the visiting Head of State and his wife at a Royal audience. His Majesty received a pesambah from Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Hj Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng. Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha and HRH Pengiran Isteri Azrinaz Mazhar also received a pesembah from Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Hjh Norkiah.
Present during the official dinner were Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha, HRH Pengiran Isteri Azrinaz Mazhar, HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, HRH Pg Anak Isteri Pg Anak Hjh Zariah, HRH The Crown Prince Pg Muda Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, HRH Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, HRH Prince Sufri Bolkiah, Pengiran Bini Hjh Faizah, HRH Prince 'Abdul Malik, HRH Princess Hjh Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, HRH Princess Hjh Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah, HRH Princess Hjh Masna, and HRH Princess Hjh Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.
The Sarawak Head of State who arrived in Brunei yesterday morning is on a 3-day official visit, and will be departing for Sarawak on Wednesday July 9.
He was greeted on arrival by the Minister of Finance II, Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Abd Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim as the Minister of Attendance.
On the visiting Chief Minister's itinerary is a visit to the Royal Regalia, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Exhibition Hall and Kg Ayer.
- Borneo Bulletin
(8th July 2008)