The Brunei Students’ Union in UK and Eire attended Majlis Bersama Rakyat 2018 at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien. The students who attended were made up of the Brunei Students’ Union in UK and Eire high council, regional executives and society leaders.
The event was an opportunity for Brunei’s overseas students to meet His Majesty, Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah and convey their messages and warm wishes to him. The event also showed the unity among Bruneian students in the UK and Eire, not just in their respective regions in the UK, but their homeland as well. This opportunity was possible because of the Ministry of Education, Scholarship Section.
Students present during the event also shared their experiences of the event. The President of Brunei Students’ Union in UK and Eire, Ak Mohammad Hisyam Al-Yura Pg Hj Zainal Abidin, conveyed his appreciation to the Scholarship Section, Ministry of Education for inviting the students for the opportunity to meet His Majesty and convey their gratitude to him for continuously supporting overseas students. According to him, more could have been done from their part but the event helped him and the other students realized the importance of making Vision 2035 a reality, to return back what the government has done. The same wishes were said by BruROSA’s president, Muhammad Aqil bin Awang and Shaimaa’an Nabielah Abdul Rahman, Vice President for Administration and Finance.
Regional Executive for South-East, Khaleeda Maisarah bte Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Khairul Hamed expressed that the Majlis Bersama Rakyat was the embodiment of “a king with a sense of nationhood”, where the public was able to see how much His Majesty was interested in the people’s wellbeing. She also wished for more students from other regions to be able to join in the future.
Special thanks to the Scholarship Section, Ministry of Education for the golden opportunity to be involved in Majlis Bersama Rakyat 2018.