The Singapore High Commission Monday night held a reception marking the republic’s 44th National Day. His Majesty’s Government was represented by the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Yahya.
Singapore’s High Commissioner, His Excellency Joseph K H Koh, in his address, said that his country has attached a special importance to the relationship by making a conscious effort to look beyond the horizon.
His Excellency also expressed pleasure that Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has donated the honorarium given to him for delivering a lecture, to fund a Singapore Scholarship named after the Seri Begawan, a resounding reminder to the younger generation of Singapore’s close relation with Brunei. The reception took place at the Empire Hotel in Jerudong.
Source: Radio Television Brunei website, August 11, 2009