| Aainaa Naasyidah Haji Mohammad |
TEN students from Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) who recently volunteered to attend the Seminar on Social Issues shared their insights on the topics covered at the seminar.
The seminar, which was organised by the Melayu Islam Beraja Supreme Council along with the Brunei Studies Academy and Universiti Brunei Darussalam, aimed to enhance and improve the values of Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) among the society.
When asked which part of the seminar attracted them the most, Siti Nur Nabilah binti Abdulghani said, “The seminar regarding ‘Women and Crime in Negara Brunei Darussalam’ attracted my attention the most. It’s unexpected that Bruneian women would commit crimes such as stealing cars, selling contraband and so on. I also learned about the effects of the various punishments imposed on them.”
Another student, Nur Syaza Iffah binti Morni, said, “The seminar was a good experience for me because it opened my eyes to the fact that social problems are actually a broad topic. It’s interesting as they relate the social problems back to our practices – MIB.
“They also gave some facts and statistics which may help me on my General Paper subject at school.”
Muhammad Adib Aiman bin Mohd Sanip extended his gratitude towards the organisers of the seminar, saying, “I would like to thank the Melayu Islam Beraja Supreme Council for organising the two-day seminar. It was truly a refreshing experience as the presenters explored some issues that are not obvious to us Bruneians, such as the lack of fishermen being part of the current social issues. Finally, by inviting a variety of institutions, the seminar became a platform to share great ideas on how to improve our country.”