His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, described the Golden Jubilee as a historic occasion for the Sultanate, in a sabda during the Royal Audience Ceremony at the Istana Nurul Iman.
“The wise rule of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam over this nation is evident from the extensive and strong unity among the citizens going about their daily lives as part of a community,” said His Royal Highness.
“The aspirations of my late grandfather and the continuing commitment of my father, with the consent and blessings of Allah the Almighty, have guided the nation towards the state of a ‘Baldatun Thayyibatun Wa Rabbun Ghafur’, or a nation that is full of goodness and mercy from Allah the Almighty, based on the principles of a Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB).
“What is obvious is that the people are enjoying high standards of living, as a result of the developments personally made by my father through the government. The continuing concern of my father towards his subjects in looking after the people’s interests, especially in terms of religion, society, economy, education, health and welfare, has placed the nation on par with those of developed nations around the world,” His Royal Highness added.
“In fact, in the international arena, my father has successfully guided and established a nation that is capable of playing a key role and contributing towards universal peace, stability and harmony, while adhering to the principles and policy of mutual respect in upholding relations with other nations on a regional and international scale.”
His Royal Highness was visibly moved as he concluded the sabda, saying, “In view of this auspicious and historic occasion; on behalf of the royal family, state dignitaries, and the people from all walks of life under the leadership of His Majesty, I wish to express my thanks to His Majesty for his concern, consideration, fairness and wise leadership all these years, we pledge our undivided loyalty and support for my father’s vision of Brunei Vision 2035.
“Let us pray for Allah the Almighty to grant blessings upon my father and my mother, while praying for His Majesty’s lasting happiness, health and continuing reign over the nation, with the grace and guidance of Allah the Almighty.”News courtesy of Radio Television BruneiPhoto courtesy of InfoFoto