SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching will receive awards during a visit to Brunei from Thursday (Jul 14) to Saturday.
Mr Lee will make a working visit to Brunei to attend the 76th birthday celebrations of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will receive The Most Esteemed Family Order (Darjah Kerabat Laila Utama), the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Thursday.
Previous recipients of the order include Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Mdm Ho will receive The Most Distinguished Order of Paduka Seri Laila Jasa (Darjah Paduka Seri Laila Jasa) – First Class.
The award presentation ceremony will be held at the Istana Nurul Iman.
During the visit, Mr Lee will be accompanied by Dr Maliki Osman, who is Minister in the PMO and Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs.
Officials from the PMO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Communications and Information will also be in Brunei with Mr Lee.
Besides attending the investiture ceremony and the royal banquet, Mr Lee will have an audience with the Sultan and meet various Bruneian ministers during his visit, said the PMO.
He will also visit the Singapore Armed Forces’ training facilities in Temburong.