| Abdul Hakiim Yakof |
THE Director of Administration at the State Mufti’s Office, Dato Paduka Awang Ahmad Bukhari bin Pehin Siraja Khatib Haji Abu Hanifah yesterday left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a representative of Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti, to attend the National Book Award Ceremony 2014.
He was joined by the Head of Technical Publication at the State Mufti’s Office, Awang Osman bin Abu Bakar.
The delegation will return to Brunei Darussalam on December 11.
The ceremony, organised by the National Book Development Foundation, Malaysia, will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 10.
The State Mufti’s Office of Brunei Darussalam has sent four book titles to be nominated for the Prime Archipelago Publisher Award, namely Qanun Jenayah Syar’iah: Satu Pengenalan, Shari’ah Penal Code: An Introduction, State Mufti Fatwa 2012 and Syariah Criminal Penal Code (Neraca Allah), a work of poetry.
The National Book Development Foundation (YPBN) is a non-government organisation (NGO) formed in 2002 to respond to the call of the government to promote the Malaysian book industry as well as to advance the reading culture campaign among Malaysians to achieve the national vision.
The National Book Awards 2014 is held in recognition and appreciation to the publishing industry’s activists, so they will continue to produce quality books.
The award is also a platform for the general public to get to know writers, artists, graphic designers and many others who work and inspire others to pursue careers in the book publishing industry.