By Siti Hajar in Sandakan
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam left Sandakan yesterday morning after the two-day visit to Sabah, Malaysia.
His Majesty was bid farewell at the Sandakan Airport by Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Haji Mahiruddin, Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sabah; Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman, Chief Minister of Sabah; Datuk Eng James Wong, Sandakan Municipal Council President; Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Sukarti Wakiman, Secretary of the State Sabah; Dato Khazali bin Haji Ahmad, Federal Secretary of Sabah; as well as other dignitaries and senior officials from the State of Sabah.
Before boarding the royal aircraft, a doa selamat was read by Sahibus Samahah Datuk Haji Ahmad Alawi Haji Adnan, the State Mufti of Sabah.
Also present at the airport was Awang Haji Daud bin Haji Mohd Tahir, Consul General of Brunei Darussalam in Sabah, Malaysia.
Follow-up discussion between Sabah senior officials and their counterparts from Brunei Darussalam will be made following the official visit by His Majesty, Bernama quoted the Sabah Chief Minister as saying yesterday.
Datuk Seri Musa Aman said it is to identify suitable areas of investment that can be made by Brunei government in Sabah, especially in Sandakan.
The Sabah senior officials will be led by State Secretary Datuk Sukarti Wakiman.
"The visit by the Sultan of Brunei will further strengthen bilateral ties that exist between Malaysia and Brunei.
"It will further enhance brotherly spirit, especially for those living near the border with Brunei," he told a press conference after the departure of His Majesty at Sandakan Airport.
Datuk Musa did not say when the meeting will be held but described the visit by His Majesty as historic and meaningful.
He said His Majesty was happy with the good reception given by the people of Sabah.
- Borneo Bulletin
(5 March 2012)