His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah (C), the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council, posing for a photo with Marketing Manager of Aewon Garment and Embroidery Kevin Lau Xue Qian (L) and Aewon's General Manager Lau Chai Seng at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium VVIP room yesterday. Picture: BT/ Syarif Rasani
His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council, will receive the baton from the representatives of the 20th Glasgow Commonwealth Games before consenting to lead the baton relay on Monday.
The relay is set to start at the Prime Minister's Office and will pass through 12 schools before ending its final leg at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas on Tuesday.
HRH will then pass the baton to the Australian high commissioner to Brunei, Todd Mercer as a representative of the next host country, Australia.
The prince, meanwhile, accepted the handing over of the official attire by AEWON Garment and Embroidery for the Queen's Baton Relay yesterday.
"This has shown the establishment of cooperation between the Brunei Olympic Council and Aewon Garment and Embroidery in many sports events over the years. This has elevated the continuous good partnership," said Vice-president of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council Hj Muhd Zamri Dato Paduka Hj Hamdani.
"Sincere appreciation for the support and encouragement received from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the Youth and Sports Department and other relevant agencies for the upcoming Queen's Baton Relay.
"Lastly I would like to congratulate Aewon Garment and Embroidery once again for the sponsorship of the Queen's Baton Relay official attire and to the working committee for their relentless hard work and highest perseverance to make the event a successful one," added Hj Muhd Zamri at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium VVIP room.
Marketing Manager of Aewon Garment and Embroidery Kevin Lau Xue Qian gave a speech on behalf of the company.
"It gives me great pleasure to say that on behalf of Aewon Garment and Embroidery, I am proud to contribute in a small way which is on the sponsorship of polo and round neck shirts for all the participants towards a prestigious and traditional big event such as the Queen's Baton Relay," said Lau in his speech.
Brunei is the eighth country of the 71 Commonwealth destinations the baton will be passing through over the 288 days since the start at Buckingham Palace on October 9.
The baton's journey will see it pass through Asia, Oceana, Africa, South Americas, Caribbean and North Americas before returning to Europe.
It will finish its journey at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23 2014.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be the last to receive the baton before officially declaring the games open.