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Weekend reading. If I were a Sultan ...

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2018 marks the 50 year since the coronation of the monarch, who today is considered one of the long-livers on the royal throne in the world. We are talking about a man who is among the world champions not only in time (second place after the Queen of Britain), held at the head of the state, but also in a number of other “indicators”. This is the field marshal of the royal Brunei army and part-time sultan of the state that considers himself the abode of peace on Earth, a man with a “modest” name, lost among the names and all sorts of titles - Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muiz ud-Din Vaddulah ibn al-Markhum Sultan Khi Khi -Din Saad ul-Khair ud ud-Din. In official protocols, “scribes” are often confused already on the 3-4 parts of his name, and therefore it was decided to call the Sultan simply Hassanal Bolkiah. The full name of the Sultan is one of the records for modern heads of state.


The sultan of the country, the official name of which, as already noted, sounds like “the abode of the world”, is a military man. And the military by training. In his youth, he graduated from the British Military Academy Sandhurst and, as Crown Prince, received a rare title for all other graduates - captain, in full 20 years.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has two wives and countless awards. All sorts of awards, including combat awards, although Hassanal Bolkiy himself, for obvious reasons, did not participate in the battles.

Attention is drawn to the fact that the head of one of the richest countries in Asia, was awarded the two highest awards of Ukraine. So, Leonid Kuchma in 2004, awarded Hassanal Bolkiah with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, I degree (for “strengthening the international authority of Ukraine” and “international humanistic activity”). And Viktor Yanukovych, in 2011, awarded the Brunei Sultan with the Order of Merit of the I degree. Judging by the awards, Hassanal Bolkiah did more for Ukraine than all its presidents put together ... At the same time, Ukrainians are still tormented by the question why after “strengthening international prestige” Ukraine is exactly 100 in terms of per capita GDP places (133-e against 33-th) below the Sultanate of Brunei.

Field Marshal Hassanal Bolkiah commanded the Bruneian army, consisting of four battalions of ground forces, as well as naval and air force units. The fleet of Brunei, in turn, consists mainly of boats of the coastal zone. However, it includes, for example, a Darussalam class patrol ship built at the German shipyard Lurssen and transferred to the troops in the 2011 year. The ship is armed with French anti-ship missiles Exocet.

At one time, Hillary Clinton visited the Sultan of Brunei, whose fortune for this Forbes is estimated at 14 billion dollars, (did the Russian intervention in the elections really look?). From the golden plates ate.

Weekend reading. If I were a Sultan ...


And after all, Hillary’s visit was not prevented by the complete absence of democracy in Brunei, given the fact that Brunei is officially an absolute theocratic monarchy. But what about the "dictatorial regime"? Just the States have long had their eyes on the Brunei air base Rimba - near the capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

Several photos of field marshal in the "Sultan" military uniform of various styles:



Including with interesting medal strips:



It is not given to every monarch of the modern world to celebrate on his throne the 50 anniversary of the coronation. Therefore, Hassanal Bolkiah is a sin not to congratulate.
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  1. Anarchist
    Anarchist 17 February 2018 12: 56
    +16
    Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizz ud-Din Waddaulah ibn al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saif ud-Din Saad ul-Khair wa ud-Din.
    the brain began to boil!
    It will be announced already and no audience will want ... You can get enough sleep. To heralds - I sympathize!
    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K 17 February 2018 13: 07
      +21
      Anarchist
      ... He will be announced so far and no audience will want ...

      And what is there for plywood nailed instead of the "iconostasis"? belay laughing lol

      Still, it’s rather weak against the North Koreans:
      laughing
      1. cniza
        cniza 17 February 2018 13: 51
        +17
        That he had not yet turned his back and the trousers were not visible. lol
      2. RUSS
        RUSS 17 February 2018 14: 21
        +10
        Quote: Andrey K
        Still, it’s rather weak against the North Koreans:

        Well, North Koreans at least fought and this grandfather with orders based on his age could be a participant in the war in Korea.
    2. 176
      176 17 February 2018 13: 15
      +5
      But I was wondering where they got so much money from, well, yes, all the same good old oil and gas. laughing laughing laughingThey are no different from us. And plywood on valiant breasts, too.
      1. dorz
        dorz 17 February 2018 13: 56
        +2
        There is still a story about Michael Jackson, whom the Sultan suggested moving to Brunei for permanent residence. That's what money means, even if you eat your back.
      2. Baloo
        Baloo 17 February 2018 15: 36
        +2
        Quote: 176
        But I was wondering where they got so much money from, well, yes, all the same good old oil and gas. laughing laughing laughingThey are no different from us. And plywood on valiant breasts, too.

        I'm more interested in where his salary is and in what currency. Banks in Brunei lope and who is the master. sad
    3. Inquisitive
      Inquisitive 17 February 2018 13: 19
      +2
      Quote: Anarchist
      Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizz ud-Din Waddaulah ibn al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saif ud-Din Saad ul-Khair wa ud-Din.
      the brain began to boil!
      It will be announced already and no audience will want ... You can get enough sleep. To heralds - I sympathize!

      And I took it as a sinful act for Erdogan when I opened the article and looked at the photo :)
      1. Ascetic
        Ascetic 17 February 2018 15: 14
        +3
        Quote: Inquisitive
        And I took it as a sinful act for Erdogan when I opened the article and looked at the photo

        This one also imagines himself the Sultan of the Great Port.
        1. MOSKVITYANIN
          MOSKVITYANIN 17 February 2018 21: 23
          0
          Quote: Ascetic
          This one also imagines himself the Sultan of the Great Port.

          The richest monarch on earth. Brunei is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. On its territory there are British WBs (essentially the second Gibraltar), incl. bred from Hong Kong ...
          A country that wants to attack Brunei will deal with Great Britain and the USA ...
          1. Baloo
            Baloo 18 February 2018 20: 21
            +1
            Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
            The richest monarch on earth. Brunei is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. On its territory there are British WBs (essentially the second Gibraltar), incl. bred from Hong Kong ...
            A country that wants to attack Brunei will deal with the UK and the USA ..

            I read your comments, friends, and once again the article. For some reason, Gaddafi remembered. Why is it that everyone who is not lazy is clear about offshore to visit the Sultan.
            I would not be surprised if Brunei suffered the fate of Libya under the pretext of democratization.
    4. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 17 February 2018 13: 41
      +16
      The Russian emperor's title was read so far so you can fall asleep belay
      1. dropout
        dropout 17 February 2018 20: 54
        +1
        It is worth paying attention to how much the title of the Russian Emperor would be reduced within its current borders. Personally, I am offended.
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    5. Evdokim
      Evdokim 17 February 2018 14: 16
      +3
      Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizz ud-Din Waddaulah ibn al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saif ud-Din Saad ul-Khair wa ud-Din.

      Not enough, Abdul Abstul Back Bay. good
    6. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 17 February 2018 17: 29
      +4
      Quote: Anarchist
      Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizz ud-Din Waddaulah ibn al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saif ud-Din Saad ul-Khair wa ud-Din.
      the brain began to boil!
      It will be announced already and no audience will want ... You can get enough sleep. To heralds - I sympathize!

      Khan of what is there? They will come up with ... It is indecent only with our Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation ....
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 February 2018 12: 57
    +3
    therefore, it was decided to call the Sultan simply Hassanal Bolkiah.

    "What should we sultans need clarity here. How many wives, just right? Three or one." from film
    Well, and so the Sultan - he is also the Sultan in Brunei ... bully
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 17 February 2018 15: 15
      +5
      Quote: aszzz888
      How many wives, just right? Three or one. "From the film.

      Two like the Brunei Sultan smile
      1. Baloo
        Baloo 17 February 2018 15: 33
        +3
        Quote: Ascetic
        Quote: aszzz888
        How many wives, just right? Three or one. "From the film.

        Two like the Brunei Sultan smile

        Having a third budget does not allow. lol
        1. Rostislav
          Rostislav 17 February 2018 16: 17
          +1
          No, health is not right. 50 years in power already, after all.
          1. Baloo
            Baloo 17 February 2018 16: 25
            +3
            Quote: Rostislav
            No, health is not right. 50 years in power already, after all.

            You shouldn’t be so. We had a professor of oncology, though a Jew, he was over 70 when he last married and she gave birth to a son. The breed is such a lifestyle. For a long time, calm people who are not prone to negative negative emotions live and do not get sick.
            So that we can live like a sultan good drinks
      2. forester
        forester 17 February 2018 20: 17
        0
        Quote: Ascetic
        Quote: aszzz888
        How many wives, just right? Three or one. "From the film.

        Two like the Brunei Sultan smile

        And just a greedy sultanishko and not stupid - and so it will give anyone, with his status and wallet - that's why there are two)))) - he saves his health and strengths))))
      3. sivuch
        sivuch 18 February 2018 10: 01
        +1
        They are arguing .
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 17 February 2018 12: 59
    +17
    It preserves independence, citizens live well, it itself does not live in poverty, it does not wage wars. In general, this is the ideal of the monarchy, although certainly with its skeletons in the closet ... Well, but without them ...
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  4. Korsar4
    Korsar4 17 February 2018 13: 32
    +3
    Like Viktor Tretyakov: "Life is a success."
  5. sabakina
    sabakina 17 February 2018 13: 37
    +5
    Weekend reading. If I were a Sultan ...

    How simple it is in this world. And his pads are cardboard.
  6. ancestors from Don
    ancestors from Don 17 February 2018 13: 48
    +10
    They live their own world, are not particularly interested in olympiads and the nuclear arms race, a quiet, measured calm life surrounded by wives, what else do you need to meet old age.
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 17 February 2018 15: 35
      +5
      Quote: ancestors from the Don
      They live their own world, are not particularly interested in olympiads and the nuclear arms race, a quiet, measured calm life surrounded by wives, what else do you need to meet old age.

      AN ORDINARY RESIDENT OF BRUNEIA DOES NOT PAY ANY TAX AT ALL.
      True, there are poor people in Brunei.
      They are unhappy with life - they have no way to buy a yacht, a plane or build a palace. The fact that in the house of each of them there are 6-7 rooms, and in the garage there are 2-3 brand new cars, the "poor" Brunei is comforted weakly - think, this is unseen! There’s the same thing with the neighbor. In fact, the Brunei poor live, if not under communism, then certainly under "socialism with a very human face." They practically do not work, but receive so generous subsidies from the state that they lead a life that the average European burgher could envy. True, there are poor people in Brunei.
      They are unhappy with life - they have no way to buy a yacht, a plane or build a palace. The fact that in the house of each of them there are 6-7 rooms, and in the garage there are 2-3 brand new cars, the "poor" Brunei is comforted weakly - think, this is unseen! There’s the same thing with the neighbor. In fact, the Brunei poor live, if not under communism, then certainly under "socialism with a very human face." They practically do not work, but receive so generous subsidies from the state that they lead a life that the average European burgher could envy. True, there are poor people in Brunei.
      They are unhappy with life - they have no way to buy a yacht, a plane or build a palace. The fact that in the house of each of them there are 6-7 rooms, and in the garage there are 2-3 brand new cars, the "poor" Brunei is comforted weakly - think, this is unseen! There’s the same thing with the neighbor. In fact, the Brunei poor live, if not under communism, then certainly under "socialism with a very human face." They practically do not work, but receive so generous subsidies from the state that they lead a life that the average European burgher could envy. In Brunei, you can see shacks next to ultra-modern buildings made of glass and concrete. In each of these "shacks" there is a whole set of benefits of civilization - from a satellite dish to touch (!) Drain tanks. Just the inhabitants of these "huts" are very fond of antiquity. They want to live just like their grandfathers and great-grandfathers, and oppose relocation to ultra-modern skyscrapers. True, they are not in a hurry to refuse satellite dishes. Medicine and education in the country are completely free. Moreover, if one of the citizens decides to get an education at Harvard or Oxford, the state will pay him all the expenses. However, there are not many who want to - why study, if everything is already so? ...
      Interesting facts about the country:

      In Brunei, in half an hour you can get an interest-free loan to buy ... your own plane.
      In Brunei, you can not wear yellow clothes, so as not to offend the Sultan.
      On the streets of this country ... you cannot sneeze. And if you accidentally sneeze, they will immediately write you a substantial fine.
      It is not easy for Ukrainians in Brunei - fat can only be eaten in a hotel room, and even if the doors are tightly closed.
      None of the citizens of Brunei has a clue about what: income tax, used car, political party, opposition, elections.
      In Brunei, you cannot punch one hand into the open palm of the other.
      If you want to call a taxi, you should wave your whole hand with your palm open

      Here is such an interesting country that does not need any democracy
      1. Baloo
        Baloo 17 February 2018 16: 27
        +2
        Quote: Ascetic
        It is not easy for Ukrainians in Brunei - fat can only be eaten in a hotel room, and even if the doors are tightly closed.

        And for the counter-gang, fats will not get off with a fine. Immediately ax-head? belay
        1. Ascetic
          Ascetic 17 February 2018 21: 55
          +3
          Quote: Balu
          And for the counter-gang, fats will not get off with a fine. Immediately ax-head?

          According to Sharia law ... incidentally, the import of alcohol into the country is strictly prohibited
      2. vlad66
        vlad66 17 February 2018 16: 51
        +7
        Quote: Ascetic
        None of the citizens of Brunei has a clue about what: income tax, used car, political party, opposition, elections.

        God is not life, but raspberries are just in a Muslim form. what
  7. Altona
    Altona 17 February 2018 13: 55
    +3
    In the last photo, apparently in admiral's uniform. What a wild mixture of admiral's uniform in a beret for the Marine Corps ...
    1. demo
      demo 17 February 2018 14: 27
      +4
      The Brunei Royal Armed Forces consist of:

      Ground Forces - three infantry battalions and a support battalion.

      Air Force - three helicopter squadrons, 1 squadron of transport aircraft, air defense units, technical and support units.

      Navy - 3 missile boats, 3 patrol boats, 2 amphibians, 2 landing boats, 17 small river boats.

      In addition, there is a "reserve unit of the Gurkhas" - from veterans of the British army. Performs the functions of personal protection of the Sultan and the protection of oil facilities. Subordinate to the Brunei Ministry of the Interior.

      For each kind of troops, its own "outfit."
      The army must love and be admired by its supreme.

      And here is a list of his titles:
      Field Marshal of the Royal Brunei Army (October 4, 1967)
      Marshal of the Royal Brunei Air Force (Marshal of the Royal Brunei Air Force, October 4, 1967)
      Royal Brunei Navy Fleet Marshal (Fleet Marshal of the Royal Brunei Navy, October 4, 1967)
      Full General (Great Britain, since February 23, 1984, honorary title)
      Royal Air Force Marshal of the Royal Air Force (since November 6, 1992, honorary title)
      Admiral (Great Britain, from August 4, 2001, honorary title)
      Captain of the Coldstream Guards Regiment (Great Britain, March 1, 1968, honorary title)
      Honorary Doctor of MGIMO.

      Those. "everywhere he is a guy on his board."
      Not that our hard worker is a colonel.
      Not serious.
  8. nemec55
    nemec55 17 February 2018 14: 26
    +4
    News like “Volodka on the throne of life”
  9. Simon
    Simon 17 February 2018 15: 24
    +2
    The States have long laid eyes on the Brunei Rimba air base - in the area of ​​the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan Oh, don't be friends with America! They will pick up the airbase from your hands! And such a "huge army and navy" cannot wassat
  10. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 17 February 2018 15: 36
    +3
    And yet, his subjects love their sultan for the fact that his birthday - July 15 - is a public holiday. Celebrations on the occasion of the holiday last two weeks and are accompanied by numerous parades, processions, sports competitions and fireworks. A reception on the occasion of the Sultan's 50 anniversary, held on 13 on July 1996, hit the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive. Almost thirty million dollars were spent, of which 17 million was received as a fee by Michael Jackson, who spoke on that day for the sultan and his guests.
    In the 2006 year, the celebrations on the occasion of the Sultan's 60 anniversary began in early July and lasted until August 18.
    In honor of his 60 anniversary, Hassanal Bolkiah presented a gift to his subjects. In commemoration of the round date of the monarch, all civil servants announced a salary increase.
  11. igorra
    igorra 17 February 2018 15: 46
    +1
    He lives for so long, because there are only two wives and two mother-in-law, and not four, as it should be for a true believer.
  12. Curious
    Curious 17 February 2018 15: 47
    +2
    “At the same time, Ukrainians are still tormented by the question of why, after“ strengthening international authority ”, Ukraine is exactly 100 places lower in GDP per capita (133rd versus 33rd) below the Sultanate of Brunei.”
    No, another question torments. Why, in terms of GDP per capita, a country that occupies a little more than 1/9 of the land on Earth is 24 positions lower than the state of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, consisting of two islands with an area of ​​261 square kilometers.
  13. Chichikov
    Chichikov 17 February 2018 15: 48
    +2
    It remains to dust the mustache and beard with gold powder and, - the living Buddha!
  14. AID.S
    AID.S 17 February 2018 16: 49
    +2
    You can't hide Prince Charles’s ears in Brunei either.
  15. tank66
    tank66 17 February 2018 17: 06
    +1
    Muzhik in his place. Krasava. And not going to retire. But out of envy, I note: judging by the circles under the eyes, it's time to follow the kidneys. To drink less often.
  16. thinker
    thinker 17 February 2018 17: 08
    +1
    What does not happen in this world - coronation in the constitutional sultanate! Incidentally, August 1.
  17. Wolka
    Wolka 17 February 2018 18: 35
    0
    alive, and no one envies ... was like that, but he will die and have nothing to remember
  18. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 18 February 2018 09: 38
    0
    England (Anglo-Saxons) is a master to educate and breed turkeys around the world.
  19. kush62
    kush62 18 February 2018 15: 16
    0
    And how do you like the painter Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuseno María de los Remedios Sipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Martir Patricio Ruis and Picasso? laughing