Various preparations are actively being carried out in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 73rd birthday celebration. The Royal Birthday parade ceremony will be held at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien in Bandar Seri Begawan on the 15th of July.
To ensure the smooth-running of the event, a full rehearsal was held this morning, witnessed by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, the Yang DiPertua of Adat Istiadat Negara as Advisor of the Royal Birthday Celebration National Committee; Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs, as the Chairman of the Royal Birthday Celebration National Committee; Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Mohd. Nawawi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Haji Awang Mohd. Taha, Confidential Secretary to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Haji Alauddin bin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, the Grand Chamberlain.
More than one thousand 2 hundred personnel from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Royal Brunei Police Force, uniformed officers, public organisations as well as associations are involved in the parade ceremony. This year the parade will be led by Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Roasri Erwan bin Haji Tasrif, Commander of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Brunei Land Force as the Commander of the Parade.