| Achong Tanjong |
A GROUP of 85 participants from the Ministry of Development (MoD) contributed 12 buffaloes and one goat for the ministry’s Korban ceremony in conjunction with the Aidiladha celebration yesterday.
Among those who contributed included the Minister of Development, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman and family; Permanent Secretary (Technical and Professional) at the MoD, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar and family; and Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance) at the MoD, and Awang Haji Muhammad Lutfi bin Abdullah. The ceremony took place yesterday at the Indera Pahlawan Hall, Ministry of Development in Berakas and this year the event was conducted by Land Department.
The Korban meat was distributed to a total of 50 underprivileged individuals from Mukim Berakas ‘A’ as well as 120 recipients from the Ministry of Development and departments under it by the minister and his spouse during the ceremony.
The 50 underprivileged individuals were selected by the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB).
At the ceremony, participants also listened to a special talk delivered by an invited speaker from the Islamic Dakwah Centre of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ustaz Haji Badaruddin bin Haji Basar.
Also present at the ceremony were the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MoD, Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin and his spouse, as well as directors, deputy directors, officers and staff from the ministry and its departments.