The Special Meeting of the Council of Adat Istiadat was chaired by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddien Waddaulah ibni Al- Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Siafuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. The Special Meeting of the Council took place at the Prime Minister's Office Building in Jalan Perdana Menteri. Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons and brothers, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al- Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office as Advisor to the Council of Adat Istiadat; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, Chairman of the Council of Adat Istiadat; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik, Second Deputy Chairman of the Council of Adat Istiadat; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen, the Third Deputy Chairman of the Council of Adat Istiadat and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah, the Fourth Deputy Chairman of the Council of Adat Isitadat.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by 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 as Assistant Chairman for Council of Adat Istiadat.
The conference commenced with the reading of Surah Al- Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti. Members of the Council of Adat Istiadat comprised of Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Cheterias, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Council, Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Pehin Manteris. The Special Meeting of the Council of Adat Istiadat among other things responsible in reviewing the development of adat istiadat from time to time and taking appropriate initiative as well as ensuring the implementation of proper adat istiadat according to the principle of preserving its authenticity and integrity as well as accommodate and improve its practises based on the current development and situation.
Source: Radio Television Brunei