$157,402 for royal birthday celebrations
By Syafiq Affendy

Donations amounting to $157,402.43 for His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 63rd birthday celebrations were handed over yesterday during a ceremony held at Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.

Receiving the donations was Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Md Yusof, who is the Advisor to the National Level Donation Committee of His Majesty's 63rd birthday celebrations.

More than 109 donations were presented by contributors that included corporate bodies and companies from all over the nation.

Also present were the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Orang Kaya Dewa Pahlawan Dato Paduka Awg Hj Dani bin Haji Ibrahim, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Acting Permanent Secretary, heads of department and members of the royal birthday celebration committee. - Borneo Bulletin (22nd May 2009)