BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Minister of Defence and the Supreme Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) yesterday afternoon consented to receive in audience the Founding Patrons of the Pinnacle Club of ASEAN, ©BRUDIRECT.COM reported.

Also present at the ceremony was His Royal Highness Prince General Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

His Majesty consented to receive in audience The Founding Patrons of the Pinnacle Club namely the Former Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency General (Rtd) Try Sutrisno; the Former Commander of Malaysian Armed Forces, His Excellency General (Rtd) Tan Sri Hashim Mohd Ali; the Former Commander of Singapore Armed Forces, His Excellency Lieutenant General (Rtd) Winston Choo; and the Former Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Awg Haji Mohammad bin Haji Daud.

The Pinnacle Club was formed to promote social contact, camaraderie and continued communication channels among retired defence and security chiefs, retired defence service chiefs, police inspector generals and police commissioners in ASEAN.

Also present were the Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng; the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awg Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar and the Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, Dato Paduka Haji Hamdan bin Haji Abu Bakar.

The ceremony took place at the Istana Nurul Iman.

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