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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei monarch marks golden jubilee in style

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei's all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in spectacular style on Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot through the streets and holding a tradition-filled ceremony at his golden-domed palace. Tens of thousands of well-wishers waving the country's flag lined the streets and cheered as Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the world's second-longest reigning monarch, passed by in a chariot pulled by dozens of his subjects. Marching bands took part in the colourful…