| Zee Yusri |
A VISIT was held yesterday afternoon at the Elderly Activity Centre (PKWE) by Dato’ Sri Rohani binti Abdul Karim, Malaysian Minister of Woman, Family and Community Development, and her delegation.
“I believe this visit can boost the bilateral relations between my ministry and Brunei’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
“We can also exchange our views and functions of both ministries,” said the minister.
She mentioned that as Asean countries, they had a lot in common and could learn from each other.
“There are similarities and both ministries can improve. Malaysia can learn from Brunei, and vice versa.”
Dato’ Sri Rohani said Malaysia, as the chairman of Asean this year, was giving its best in taking the role seriously.
She highlighted that the sharing of opinions was important and Malaysia always welcomed cooperation with Brunei and that they would also welcome Brunei to send attachment students or workers to experience Malaysia.
She also hoped to foster relations between the two countries, saying there should be more interchangeable programmes between both.
The visit included a tour around the centre, witnessing the making of the traditional “kuih” Penyaram, and a “pocho-pocho” group dance, which saw the minister joining the fun.
Also present were Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; Datuk Awang Sahak bin Awang Salleh, High Commisioner of Malaysia to Brunei; Dato’ Seri Sabariah binti Hassan, Head Secretary at Ministry of Woman, Family and Community Development; and MCYS’s permanent secretaries, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Hamid bin Haji Mohd Jaafar, and Dato Paduka Dr Haji Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.