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National Taekwondo Association appoints new patron

Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair with Brunei Darussalam Taekwondo Association members


BY Khairil Hassan 


THE Brunei Darussalam Taekwondo Association (BDTA) has appointed Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah as the patron of the BDTA in a ceremony at the The Garden’s Veranda, Rimba Garden Central yesterday.

The ceremony started with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a welcoming speech by the President of BDTA Haji Tajuddin bin Haji Mohd Salleh. Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair received a certificate of inauguration from the BDTA President.

In his opening speech, he reminded the importance of sportsmanship and the need to keep improving one’s self for a better future.

“I am proud to be appointed as the patron by the association. The association’s athletes have made Brunei proud by winning gold, silver and bronze medals in regional and international games such as Asian Games, Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Commonwealth Games, Youth Olympic Games and many more.

“I am impressed by the association’s initiative in organising regional matches participated by other countries.

“I praise the Brunei Darussalam Taekwondo Association’s bold initiative in writing to the World Taekwondo Federation to form the Borneo Taekwondo Federation, making Brunei Darussalam a hub as Taekwondo’s learning centre in the region.

“I hope the cooperation between Brunei Darussalam Taekwondo Association and the Youth and Sports Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will strengthen and keep on producing reliable athletes to keep on making Brunei proud,” he said.

Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair presented authentication certificates to clubs registered under the Brunei Darussalam Taekwondo Association.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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