VIPs at envoy's CNY open house
By Amie PDH Ishak and Hanie Hj Abd Hamid

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam Mdm Tong Xiaoling yesterday welcomed VIPs and other guests to her Chinese New Year open house in Kiarong.

Gracing the event were Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and YAM Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Hj Abdul Aziz.

Others on the guest list included Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Awg Hj Ahmad bin Hj Jumat, Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Haji Mohammad bin Haji Daud, senior government officials, ambassadors and high commissioners to Brunei, as well as members of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and members of the Chinese community.

The open house was held to mark the festivities and usher in a prosperous Tiger Year, while at the same time, foster ties with the Brunei community. - Borneo Bulletin (1st March 2010)