HRH Prince Abdul Malik Graced Brunei Go-Kart Race 2014
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The capital's town centre became the focal point when the final of the Go-Kart race was held yesterday. His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik consented to launch the race which was organised in conjunction with the 44th Anniversary of the name change from Bandar Brunei to Bandar Seri Begawan.
Upon arrival His Royal Highness was greeted by the Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awg Halbi, as Chairman of the Bandar Seri Begawan Go-Kart Race 2014 as well as members of the race's executive committee.
Before officiating the launch, His Royal Highness was introduced to the race participants. The championship was divided into three categories - Novice, Veteran and Elite. More than thirty five racers competed in the finals including seven participants from overseas namely Oman, India and Malaysia.
His Royal Highness consented to launch the final Elite race, participated by fourteen racers. The race had 25 laps with a distance of 1 point 2 kilometres per lap. The race used a part of Jalan McArthur and a part of Jalan Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien.
Meanwhile in the VIP Race among those participating were the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Dato Paduka Dr. Hj Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin; the Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Shaikh Haji Fahilah bin Shaikh Haji Ahmad and the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Awg Haji Ismail bin Haji Abd Manap.
His Royal Highness also consented to officiate the presentation of prizes to the winners. Emerging champion in the novice category was Yang Amat Mulia Pg Anak Abdul Rashid bin Pg Haji Kamarulzaman. The Veteran category was won by Johnny Kwa and the Elite final was won by Haji Fauzan Rahman.
The race is one of the social products of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department to involve the public in enhancing cheerfulness, happiness as well as an attraction for the capital's town centre as a destination for citizens, residents and tourists.
Prior to leaving the event, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik consented to receive a pasambah from members of the race executive committee, presented by the Acting Minister of Home Affairs.
The event was organised by the Municipal Department with the cooperation of the Brunei Darussalam Go-Kart Association. Through the sport, participants were directed towards focus, determination and emotional control. They were also hoped to continue to cultivate a sense of comradeship and strengthening of relations among participants to produce an image of solidarity and harmony of the community through sports. ©BRUDIRECT.COM