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Royal audience to Founding Patrons of the Pinnacle Club of Asean

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, yesterday consented to receive in audience the Founding Patrons of the Pinnacle Club of Asean.

Also present at the ceremony was His Royal Highness Prince General Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Ministerís Office, and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

The Founding Patrons of the Pinnacle Club of Asean are: General (Rtd) Try Sutrisno, Former Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia; General (Rtd) Tan Sri Hashim Mohd Ali, Former Commander of Malaysian Armed Forces; Lt General (Rtd) Winston Choo, Former Commander of Singapore Armed Forces; and Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Haji Mohammad bin Haji Daud, Former Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

The Pinnacle Club was formed to promote social contact, camaraderie and continued communication channels among retired defence and security chiefs, retired defence service chiefs, police inspector generals and police commissioners in Asean.

Also present at the audience were Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II; Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy at the Prime Ministerís Office; and Dato Paduka Haji Hamdan bin Haji Abu Bakar, Permanent Secretary at the Prime Ministerís Office.

The ceremony took place at the Istana Nurul Iman. - Borneo Bulletin (27 November 2014)


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