| Siti Hajar |
THE second installation of the national seminar on social issues has been scheduled to take place next week, with over a dozen working papers slated to be presented carrying topics that are pertinent to the country’s general well-being.
In a press conference chaired by co-chairmen of the seminar and senior academics from the Academy of Brunei Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, yesterday, it was announced that the seminar will be held for two days on January 14 and 15 at the Centerpoint Hotel in Gadong with the theme ‘Harmonious Community, Prosperous Nation’.
The seminar will feature local as well as international speakers.
Over the course of the two days, invited guests as well as interested members of the public will be introduced to the latest updates on social issues including theft, rape, domestic and drug abuse as well as emerging threats such as cybercrime, all of which have been deemed as potentially influential to the degradation of Brunei’s Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) philosophy and how such issues could potentially destabilise the local community.
The seminar will first hear from Professor Madya Dr Haji Hashim bin Haji Abdul Hamid, a member of the MIB Supreme Council Secretariat, who will present the main working paper entitled ‘Applying the Values of MIB in Combating Social Issues’ followed with the delivery of 16 other working papers presented by officials from government and non-government agencies.
Limited seats are currently available for those interested to take part in the seminar, with an approximate 200 seats already booked.
A further 100 will be made available for members of the public, who are encouraged to proceed to the venue on January 14 to register for the seminar.