Happy National Day, Brunei Darussalam 23 February 2017
11 October 2017
Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. The official National Day, which celebrates the country’s independence, is held by tradition on 23 February.
Touching on the programmes of the National Day this year, His Majesty recommends that it should emphasise more on the development of healthy attributes such as honesty, trustworthiness and loyalty. His Majesty highlights that without all these attributes, the life or administrative mechanisms will not run well, but become problematic and weak.