| Aziz Idris |
THE Ministry of Finance (MoF) yesterday held a New Hijrah Year 1436 celebration, which took place at its Theatre Hall at Commonwealth Drive, Jalan Kebangsaan.
The guest of honour was Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, the Acting Minister of Finance. Also present were permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, heads of department, section directors and staff of MoF and the departments under it.
The ceremony started with a mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and verses of the Al-Quran. The highlight of the event was a lecture by Ustaz Haji Badaruddin bin Haji Besar, an invited speaker from the Islamic Dakwah Centre.
The ceremony, which is an annual event, was organised by the Supply and State Stores Department.