12 shots of the cannon resounded this afternoon to mark the start of the fasting month of Ramadhan for all Muslims which falls today.
The cannon shots fired at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien was carried out by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Military Police led by Captain Haji Mohammad Alihassan bin Haji Japar, Military Police General Duty Officer ABDB as Firing Officer. The announcement on the sighting of the new moon of Ramadhan was telecast nationwide through Radio and Television Brunei last night, whereby the new moon was not sighted. Muslims nationwide will start performing the Sunat Tarawih Prayer last night at mosques, suraus and religious halls throughout the country.
Source: Radio Television Brunei