Wedding bells ring for Brunei’s Prince Mateen in January

BRUNEI Prince Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Mateen Bolkiah, 32, will be tying the knot with Dayang Anisha Rosnah Adam in a glittering royal ceremony next January, Harian Metro reported.

According to Radio Television Brunei, the wedding will be held for 10 days starting with the majlis istiadat bersuruh di-Raja or royal proposal on Jan 7.

The akad nikah or marriage solemnisation will follow on Jan 11.

The highlight of the 10-day celebration is the royal wedding reception at Istana Nurul Iman on Jan 14.

The royal couple will then go on a procession in Brunei’s capital city Bandar Seri Begawan.

A banquet will be held to cap off wedding celebrations on the evening of Jan 15.

Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Mateen is the son of Brunei Ruler Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his former wife Datin Paduka Seri Mariam Abdul Aziz.

The bride-to-be, Anisha, is the granddaughter of Pehin Datuk Isa who is special advisor to the Sultan of Brunei.

> Actress Azira Shafinaz has won Best Actor/Actress in a Comedy Role at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2023 (AACA 2023) for her popular drama Ijab Kabut, Harian Metro reported.

“Winning the award is the best birthday gift I can receive for my 32nd birthday.

“I am grateful that all my hard work since 2015 has paid off,” Azira, who celebrated her birthday on Sept 26, said.

Azira Shafinaz said the win puts her as a National Winner and she will be competing for an award during the AACA 2023 Grand Awards and Gala Final in Singapore in December.

She will be up against other National Winners from India, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

“Alhamdullilah this is my biggest achievement after eight years working as an actress.

“I never thought I would win and represent the country and was completely surprised after being told by director Joanne Goh.

“I also felt proud that my fellow actresses Tiz Zaqyah and Siti Saleha won in their respective categories,” she said.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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