The strong and harmonious relations among the ethnic groups in Brunei Darussalam enliven the open house visits in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. The Open House tradition provides the hosts and their guests the opportunity to enhance existing relations and strengthen solidarity among the various races and other ethnic groups in the country. The people's friendship and unity act as a booster to the national development process.
Among those who hosted the Open House today was Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin. The visitors included Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health, His Excellency Richard Stephen Lindsay, British High commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, and His Excellency Doctor Sujatmiko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to Brunei Darussalam.
The Open House was also held by Yang Berhormat Awang Ong Tiong Oh, Member of the Legislaive Council at his residence in Jalan Kebangsaan. Among the visitors was Her Excellency Madam Yu Hong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the country.
In Belait District among the Chinese New Year Open House hosts was Awang Loo Soo Nin, Mukim Seria Consultative Council member. The cheer and cordiality seen during the Open House displayed the understanding and unity that exist among the communities regardless of religion, race, culture and tradition. The gatherings showed the different ethnic groups in Brunei Darussalam are able to coexist in friendship, harmony and peace. Efforts continue to be taken to maintain the friendly coexistence and solidarity for the future generations.
Source: Radio Television Brunei