His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday morning paid his last respects to the late former Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Paduka (Dr) Haji Awang Hussein bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Diraja Dato Laila Utama Hj Awang Mohammad Yusof, who passed away on Monday evening at the age of 79.
His Majesty joined a mass prayer led by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Hj Awg Abdul Aziz bin Juned.
Also present to offer their last respects to the late former minister's residence in Jalan Damuan were family members, Cabinet Ministers, former ministers and senior government officers, some of whom worked alongside the late Pehin during his tenure as the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports until 2005.
The late Pehin Dato Haji Awang Hussein was also a member of the Ministers' Council, the Privy Council, the Council of Succession and the Adat Istiadat Council. He is survived by his wife, one child, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
- Borneo Bulletin
(5 December 2012)