Flag hoisted in preparation for royal birthday celebrations
By Haji Mohd Daud Abd Rahman

A flag-hoisting ceremony was yesterday held at the residence of the Mukim Berakas 'A' penghulu, in conjunction with the monarch's upcoming birthday celebrations.

Imam Hj Abd Ghapar Hj Menuddin led the al-Fatihah recital to mark the opening of the ceremony, an event that saw Hj Ahmad bin Hussin as guest of honour.

Among the present were village heads, members of the Kampong Neighbourhood Council as well as residents of Kampong Burong Pingai Berakas.

The day also saw attendees belting out the national anthem, as well as a poetry recital entitled 'Benderaku' delivered by Major (R) Hj Md Jair bin Hj Abd Wahab.

Mukim Berakas A comprises 13 villages with over 4,000 residents. - Borneo Bulletin (2nd July 2009)