Sultan pays respects at Royal Mausoleum
Azaraimy HH

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday paid respects to his late parents with a Tahlil at the Royal Mausoleum in Jalan Tutong.

Accompanying His Majesty were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik and His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen.

On hand to welcome His Majesty and members of the royal family at the Royal Mausoleum was the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pg Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad bin Pg Hj Abd Rahman.

Also present were cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, senior government officials, members of the State Legislative Council and state dignitaries.

Personnel from the Adat Istiadat Department were also present carrying decorative swords, artillery, shields and other royal regalia as a symbol of ever-lasting tradition of the royal heritage.

The Tahlil was led by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Hj Awg Abd Aziz bin Juned.

His Majesty and other members of the royal family poured the 'Air Asah-Asahan' (scented water) on the tomb of Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien and Al-Marhumah Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit.

At the grounds of the Royal Mausoleum, some 2,000 well-wishers had gathered as early as 11.30am to catch a glimpse of their beloved monarch. - Borneo Bulletin (26 August 2012)