The Naubat Opening Ceremony, after it was closed for 14 days on the passing away of Pengiran Hajah Fatimah binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Bendahara Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammad Yassin on the 2nd of March, was held yesterday afternoon at the Lapau Building in the capital.
The ceremony was conducted in the presence of Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Yang Di-Pertua of Adat Istiadat Negara.
The ceremony commenced with a recital of Tahlil led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
The reading of Doa Tahlil and Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr. Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.
The mass Fardhu Maghrib prayer was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
Also in attendance were Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Councils, Deputy Ministers, Pengiran-Pengiran Peranakan, Pehin-Pehin Manteri, Manteri-Manteri Hulubalang, and Manteri- Manteri Pedalaman.
Source: Radio Television Brunei