MoE, UBD mark Crown Prince's birthday with religious event
By Lyna Mohamad

The Ministry of Education and UBD yesterday held a thanksgiving ceremony to commemorate the 36th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Pro Chancellor of UBD, at the UBD Mosque.

Present at the ceremony was the Education Minister, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abd Rahman Dato Setia Hj Mohd Taib; Deputy Minister of Education, Pg Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Pg Hj Abd Rahman; Permanent Secretary Awg Hj Md Daud Hj Mahmud; deputy permanent secretaries; senior officers and officers at the ministry and UBD.

The religious ceremony began with a mass Maghrib prayer, followed by a recital of surah yassin and followed by special prayers to commemorate the birthday of the Crown Prince.

The event ended with the mass Isyak prayers and the Dikir Marhaban to commemorate the upcoming Maulud Nabi Muhammad (pbuh). - Borneo Bulletin (19th February 2010)