The second flight carrying 254 of the country's haj pilgrims safely arrived around 8:17 last night. The passengers were pilgrims under the Darussalam Holdings Sendirian Berhad and Straits Central Agencies Sendirian Berhad haj packages and were accompanied by 3 officers from the Haj Medical Office.

Their arrival was welcomed by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Md Isham Bin Haji Jaafar, the Minister of Health; Dato Seri Paduka Awang Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, the Acting Second Minister of Finance. Also present to welcome the delegation were Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs; Awang Hussain Mohammed M.Ad-Dajani, the Charge D' Affaires at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Brunei Darussalam; Hajah Dayang Siti Norishan binti Haji Awang Abdul Ghafor, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade AND Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya MaharajaLela Haji Yussof, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The third haj flight is scheduled to arrive tomorrow at about 6:45 in the morning.

Source: Radio Television Brunei