Flag raising campaign highlighted in Tutong
A GOVERNMENT official yesterday called on all Bruneians to hoist the national flag to mark His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 68th birthday celebrations.
Speaking during the national flag hoisting campaign in Tamu Serambangun, Tutong, Mawardi Hj Mohammad said it is the responsibility of the people to hoist the national flag in line with the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) national philosophy.
"It is a national responsibility that must be carried out and practiced ahead of our king’s birthday celebrations,” said the acting director of Information Department.
To ensure that all Bruneians participate in the campaign, Mawardi underscored the importance of cooperation between the relevant bodies, particularly grassroots leaders.
He reminded the penghulus to fulfill their duty of distributing the national flags, supplied by the Information Department, to deserving residents of their respective mukims.
Grassroots leaders were also tasked with providing information to the people explaining the responsibility as well as the correct procedure of hoisting the national flag.
Meanwhile, the Information Department will continue to hold briefings for public and private educational institutions nationwide.
Mawardi said the Information Department remains committed to conducting the national flag hoisting campaign to mark days of national significance, such as National Day and His Majesty’s birthday.
“Hoisting the national flag or respective personal flags is a way of showing our gratitude to Allah SWT and at the same time expressing our happiness as we have a sovereign and fair king who is concerned about the welfare and well-being of the people,” he elaborated.
Another national flag hoisting campaign was held in Brunei-Muara recently in conjunction with His Majesty’s upcoming 68th birthday celebrations with campaigns also slated for Belait as well as Temburong.
The campaign in Tutong was attended by the acting Permanent Secretary of Media and Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office, Hj Idris Hj Mohd Ali, as well as Tutong District Officer, Wardi Hj Mohd Ali and Tutong District representative at LegCo Yang Berhormat Orang kaya Jaya Putera Dato Paduka Awang Hj Muhammad Taha Abd Rauf.
Apart from the national flags, the campaign saw the handing over of posters and brochures to grassroots leaders tasked with distributing the information to residents. An exhibition on the national flag and personal flags of Brunei was also held on the sidelines.
The Brunei Times