His Majesty begins state visit
By James Kon

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has arrived in the Republic of Philippines to begin a three-day state visit.

Accompanying His Majesty are Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha, Her Royal Highness Pengiran Isteri Azrinaz Mazhar, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik, His Royal Highness Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Wakeel, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bulqiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna.

Present to bid farewell to His Majesty and the royal entourage were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah as well as other members of the royal family.

Also in attendance were Cabinet Ministers and their spouses. The state visit is upon the invitation of President Arroyo of the Republic of Philippines. - Borneo Bulletin (30th Jan 2009)