Attendees in a group photo during the flag raising ceremony in conjunction with 61st Malaysia Merdeka Day at the High Commision of Malaysia this morning. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Malaysians residing in Brunei today celebrated their country’s 61st independence in a flag hoisting ceremony held at the Malaysian High Commission in Jalan Sg Akar.

The event began with the recital of doa prior to the flag hoisting accompanied by Malaysia’s national anthem followed by the singing of three other patriotic songs – Kita Punya Malaysia, Jalur Gemilang and Setia.

In her speech, Charge d’Affaires of Malaysian High Commission in Brunei Rafedah Abdul Aziz said that Malaysians in Brunei must respect and obey the laws of the host country so as to keep the country’s image.

“We are indeed thankful to the government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, for the warm accommodation for Malaysians who work, study and live in this peaceful country,” she said.

Military personnel raising the Malaysian flag as attendees look on during the flag raising ceremony in conjunction with 61st Malaysia Merdeka Day at the High Commision of Malaysia on 31/08/18. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

She added: “We are grateful on the close and special bilateral relations between Malaysia and Brunei.”

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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