Sultan grants audience
by Azrol Azmi

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday granted an audience to Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, State Department, United States of America, Andrew J Shapiro, who is here for a one-day working visit. Also present during the audience were Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II; Mr Daniel Luke Shields III, US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam; Haji Hamdan bin Haji Abu Bakar, Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office; and Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Azmansham bin Pengiran Haji Mohammad, Permanent Secretary (Defence Policy and Development) at the Ministry of Defence. The audience ceremony took place at the Istana Nurul Iman. - Borneo Bulletin (22 June 2012)