Loyalty to a Just Leader is obligatory and the people should remember the importance of loyalty towards the monarch and country. This should be instilled, assimilated and realised by every individual regardless of age. The matter was stated by the Minister at the Prime Minister's Office during the 'Semarak Hari Keputeraan or Glorifying the Royal Birthday programme in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 73rd birthday celebration. The programme took place at the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohammad Daud in his special address entitled "ketaatan beraja", touched on the Sultan or ruler who is the main pillar in a country, is required to carry out the trust in a proper manner and every ruler is also required to be loyal to Allah and the Prophet. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti added that the citizens should always be grateful to Allah Subahanahu Wataala for bestowing them with a monarch and leader who is responsible, caring and loving to his subjects. The aim of the programme is to show the people's love for the monarch.
The Semarak Hari Keputeraan programme commenced with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Awang Zulkifli bin Haji Murat, Superintendent of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque who also led the reading of Surah Al-Waqiah and Sayyidul Istigfar. The function was highlighted with a presentation of Al-Quran Reading, Surah An-nisaa verse 57 to 59 by Awang Abdul Aziz bin Nor Nasran, Champion of Category 'E' at the National Level Al-Quran Memorisation and Understanding competition.
The function continued with a mass sunat Hajat prayer led by Awang Mohammad Hasnal bin Haji Mohammad, Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque Officer. Over one thousand people comprising senior government officers, government officers and staff, undergraduates and primary school pupils attended the function.
Source: Radio Television Brunei