Seniors offer thanksgiving prayers for His Majesty

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Senior citizens from Kampung Kilanas and Kampung Jangsak gathered yesterday to offer thanksgiving prayers in honour of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 68th birthday.

A total of 514 men and women participated in the event, which was held at a community hall in Kg Kilanas and organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Attending the event as guests of honour were Minister of Home Affairs YB Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj AwgBadaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awg Othman and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yussof.

In a statement, the ministry said the event was aimed at fostering better ties among the elderly in Kg Kilanas and surrounding areas.

The two eldest members of the community - 94-year-old Hj Durahim Jaafar and 89-year-old Hjh Hitam Kamis - were also presented with gifts.

The Brunei Times