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His Majesty Pays Last Respects
April 12th, 2017 | 08:39 AM | 2038 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
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 paid His Majesty's last respects to Allahyarham Pengiran Seri Wijaya Pengiran Haji Ahmad bin Pengiran Mohammad Yusof at Kampung Bengkurong yesterday.
Allahyarham passed away at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital at around half past nine yesterday morning at the age of 84. His Majesty also performed the Jenazah prayer led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti. Also present were His Majesty's son and brother His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah.
Allahyarham was one of the Cheteria 32 (Cheteria Tiga Puluh Dua) and was bestowed the title of 'Pengiran Seri Wijaya' on the 28th of April 2004. In recognition of Allahyarham's great service to the country and government, His Majesty had consented to bestow State Decorations and Medals to Allahyarham, including Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei Yang Amat Mulia First Class, S.P.M.B; Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei Yang Amat Mulia Second Class D.P.M.B; Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei Yang Amat Mulia Third Class, S.M.B; Pingat Bakti Laila Ikhlas P.B.L.I; Pingat Jasa Kebaktian P.J.K, and Pingat Kerja Lama, P.K.L. Allahyarham was also a member of the Majlis Mesyuarat Adat Istiadat. During his lifetime, Allahyarham served in various posts including as Protocol Officer at the Department of Adat Istiadat Negara, Assistant Yang Di-Pertua of Adat Istiadat Negara, and Senior Assistant Yang Di-Pertua of Adat Istiadat Negara. Allahyarham is survived by 10 children, 55 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Allahyarham was laid to rest at the Royal Mausoleum.
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