| Ishan Ibrahim |
THE Ministry of Communications (MinComm) yesterday held a Ma’al Hijrah ceremony at its Dewan Amar Pahlawan, organised by its Postal Services Department.
The guest of honour was Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Communications.
Also present at the event were Permanent Secretary at the MinComm, Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MinComm Awg Mohd Riza bin Dato Paduka Awg Hj Mohd Yunos, directors of sections, heads and deputy heads of department, senior officers and staff members of the Ministry of Communications and departments under it.
In a welcoming address, Chairman of the ceremony, Mohammad Manan Hj Lakim, Postmaster General, Postal Service Department, urged everyone to constantly better themselves in their activities for the good of religion, race and the nation.
The event also included a recitation of the Holy Al-Quran by Awg Muhammad bin Ali, champion of the 15th International Tilawah Al-Quran competition held in Moscow, Russia this year.
The event continued with a special religious lecture presented by Dr Hj Hambali bin Hj Jaili, Student Dean of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB).
Among the key objectives of the event were to answer the call of the titah by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to contribute to the country’s vision of being a Zikir Nation as well as to celebrate the advent of the Islamic New Year 1436 Hijrah with complete piety.