His Majesty the Sultan confers medals of honour to 300 recipients

Some 300 recipients were conferred with medals of honour by 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 in conjunction with His Majesty’s birthday celebration.

On hand to present the medals at Balai Singgahsana Indera Kencana, Istana Nurul Iman was 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 as His Majesty’s personal representative.

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Also present were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

The ceremony commenced with the conferment of the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK) or ‘Meritorious Service Medal’.

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One of the recipients was His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, Manager and Head of the National Polo Team.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi ibni His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, an athlete of the national polo team who won the gold medal at the 30th SEA Games in 2019 also received the PJK.

Moreover, the Pingat Bakti Laila Ikhlas (PBLI) was granted to Yang DiMuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Jurulateh Adat Istiadat Diraja Dato Paduka Haji Awang Mashhor Haji Awang Metahir.

Ninety-five other 95 recipients comprising 81 men and 14 women were also conferred the PJK.

They were officers and staff of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Religious Affairs; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Development; Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications; Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; the private sector and national athletes.

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Meanwhile, 204 recipients received the Pingat Indah Kerja Baik (PIKB) comprising officers and staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Doa Selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.

The ceremony was also attended by cabinet ministers, members of the Legislative Council, deputy ministers, foreign dignitaries, permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries and head of departments.

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This article was first published on 04 June 2022 in our Weekly Epaper issue 196 |


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