Visitors wish monarch a happy Hari Raya on final day
By Achong Tanjong

A total of 19,216 well-wishers flocked to the royal open house at Istana Nurul Iman yesterday, taking advantage of the final morning session to convey their personal greetings to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha and other members of the royal family.

Accompanying His Majesty in receiving festive greetings from the public at the Baitur Rahmah Hall were HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, HRH Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, HRH Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, HRH Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim, HRH Prince 'Abdul Malik, HRH Prince 'Abdul Mateen and other members of the royal family.

Meanwhile, accompanying Her Majesty were HRH Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, YAM Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah, YAM Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati, HRH Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, HRH Princess Hajah Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah, HRH Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, HRH Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah and HRH Princess Hajah Masna.

The morning session saw people from different backgrounds comprising both locals and foreigners extend festive greetings to the monarch and members of the royal family. - Borneo Bulletin (4th September 2011)