Princess attends DST Hari Raya open house
By Aziz Idris

In the spirit of Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, DST held a Hari Raya open house at its headquarters in Tungku link.

Present during the celebration was Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah. Also present was Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, the Minister of Communications and Awang Abdul Latif bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Md Yusuf, a member of the board of directors of DST.

Hari Raya open house is a local tradition carried out during the festive month of Syawal. Celebrants open the door to their humble abode and invite their family and friends to visit them. The tradition is also practiced by corporate bodies and businesses and DST is no exception.

Speaking to the Bulletin was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DST, Idris T Vasi who expressed his gratitude to those who made the event successful.

"It's a great atmosphere and the cool breeze compliments those who are sitting outside. People are enjoying the food and beverages, as well as taking this opportunity to seek forgiveness among each other," he said.

It was also aimed as a celebratory event to DST's corporate partners and guests, government officials, as well as loyal customers and clients of DST who have fostered close ties over the years.

Guests who visited the Hari Raya open house were treated to a wide array of local and international delicacies, as well as Hari Raya cakes and pastries.

Welcoming the guests at the celebratory event were the CEO, Group Development Officer Haji Marsad Haji Ismail, Chief Technology Officer Haji Suhaimi Hussain, general managers and senior management of DST. - Borneo Bulletin (23rd September 2011)