His Majesty at investiture ceremony
By Waleed PD Mahdini
Ninety-five people were awarded with state decorations and medals yesterday morning as part of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's birthday honours, which comprised local and foreign state dignitaries, military and government officers, entrepreneurs and members of academia.
Following the delivery of the birthday titah, His Majesty conferred the highest award of the day, the Darjah Kerabat Laila Utama Yang Amat Dihormati (DK), on YAM Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir, wife to HRH Prince Sufri Bolkiah, and to Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, the former Malaysian premier.
The Darjah Paduka Keberanian Laila Terbilang Yang Amat Gemilang (DPKT) First Class were awarded to three senior military officers - General TNI Djoko Santoso, Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Armed Forces, General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azizan bin Ariffin, Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force and to Major General Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
The Darjah Paduka Seri Laila Jasa Yang Amat Berjasa (DSLJ) Second Class were conferred on Mr Rodman R Bundy, a partner with the Eversheds (Frere Cholmedely) law firm in the Republic of France and to Professor Alan Vaughan Lowe, Chichele Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford.
Meanwhile, Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Finance, Haji Mahadi bin Haji Ibrahim, Auditor General, Haji Abd Ghafar bin Haji Ismail, Brunei's High Commissioner to Singapore, Haji Sidek bin Ali, Brunei's High Commissioner to India, Janin bin Erih, Brunei's Permanent Representative at the United Nations in Geneva, Haji Murni bin Haji Mohamed, Sa Bali bin Abas and Haji Omar bin Haji Abd Rahman, Permanent Secretaries at the Prime Minister's Office, Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Haji Mohd Daud bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Haji Awang Alaihuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Utama Haji Mohd Taha, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications, Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Permanent Secretary II at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Haji Mohammad Mahdi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Abdul Rahman, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Dr Haji Omar bin Haji Khalid, Vice Chancellor of Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), Haji Rosli bin Haji Mustafa, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Haji Hasrin bin Dato Paduka Haji Sabtu, Deputy Commissioner of RBPF, Haji Mohd Nur Lubis bin Abdul Razak, Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Samad, Pengiran Maun bin Pengiran Haji Said, Lim Seng Kok, Hajah Seri binti Haji Simpun, Pengiran Hajah Mariana binti Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila Diraja Pengiran Haji Abdul Momin, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and Hajah Zasia binti Sirin, Assistant Reas of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers College University were all awarded with the Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei Yang Amat Mulia (DPMB) Second Class, which carried the title of Dato or Datin Paduka.
The Darjah Seri Ugama Islam Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bersinar (SSUB) Third Class were awarded to Pengiran Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Haji Johar bin Haji Mohammad, Haji Kamis bin Haji Ali, Haji Abd Kahar bin Haji Hussin, Pengiran Haji Yunus bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Salleh, Haji Zaidin bin Haji Ibrahim, Datin Hajah Maliha binti Haji Sanif, Hajah Salmiah binti Mohd Yusof, Hajah Siti Azizah binti Haji Musa and Hajah Nora'aini binti Haji Abu Bakar.
The Darjah Setia Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bahagia (SNB) Third Class were awarded to Datin Hajah Adina binti Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Legislative Council member Orang Kaya Maha Bijaya Haji Othman bin Uking, Haji Mohd Rozan bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos, Haji Ismail bin Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Setia Dato Paduka Haji Hashim, Haji Mohd Rosli bin Haji Sabtu, Haji Mohamad Zin bin Haji Salleh, Haji Mahmud bin Haji Mohd Daud, Haji Ibrahim bin Haji Hassan, Assistant Senior Commissioner of Police Haji Bahrin bin Mohd Noor, Acting Senior Commissioner of Police Pengiran Haji Abd Wahab bin Pengiran Haji Omar, Pengiran Mohammad Ali bin Pengiran Haji Othman, Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Muhammad Husain, Metusin bin Orang Kaya Sura Haji Tuba, Belait District Officer, Haji Mohd Zakaria bin Haji Sarudin, Haji Saidin bin Salleh, Haji Mohd Jamil bin Haji Mohd Ali, Haji Abdul Kadir bin Tengah, Haji Mohamad bin Panglima Asgar Dato Paduka Haji Abdullah, Pengiran Haji Mohd Tahir bin Pengiran Haji Yusof, Lim Jock Jin, Haji Mohammad Husin bin Metassan, Song Kin Koi, Haji Umar bin Haji Mohd Tahir, Haji Abd Wahab bin Haji Tuah, Haji Awang bin Haji Mat Daud, Mohidin bin Haji Daud, Pengarah Haji Mokti bin Mohd Salleh, Pengarah Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Naim, Pengarah Haji Abdullah Sunny bin Haji Bakar, Major (Rtd) Haji Tahamid bin Haji Kula, Haji Abd Aziz bin Abd Latif, Ang Swee Chuan, Hajah Rosliah binti Haji Hasbollah, Hajah Normah Suria Hayati binti Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Mohd Jamil, Datin Hajah Shireen binti Haji Mustapha, Emaleen binti Abdul Rahman Teo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hajah Misnah binti Haji Bolhassan, Dr Hajah Fatimah binti Haji Abd Hamid and Hajah Asmah binti Haji Saman.
Meanwhile, Mr Kichinosuke Sada was conferred the Darjah Paduka Seri Laila Jasa Yang Amat Berjasa medal (SLJ) Third Class.
Finally, His Majesty conferred the much-prized Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan medal (PHBS) First Class on Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Mohd Yusof, Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Second Finance Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office, Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, State Mufti, Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal, Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Yahya bin Haji Awang Ibrahim, Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Seri Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin, Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Salim bin Haji Besar, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Jaya Dato Paduka Haji Judin bin Haji Asar, Clerk of Council of the Legislative Council and Dato Setia Davinder Singh.
- Borneo Bulletin
(16th July 2010)