Over 100 former RTB staff strengthen ties at hi-tea gathering

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

OVER 100 members of the Ukhwah Mantan RTB group attended a hi-tea reception at the Seasons Restaurant in Gadong yesterday. The members comprised former Radio Television Brunei (RTB) officers and personnel. Most of them were the first staff when RTB was formed in 1975.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, who served as the Director of Broadcasting and Information in the 80s attended the gathering. His spouse Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Hasbi was also present.

Secretary of the organising committee Haji Taha bin Haji Mohd Tahir explained that this was the ninth hosting of the event which aimed at strengthening ties among RTB staff.

The Ukhwah Mantan RTB group was established in 2012 and has carried out several activities including Tahlil and Doa Arwah ceremonies before Ramadhan.

Former RTB personnel Haji Hussain Rahman shared his broadcasting experience since 1975.

He explained that today’s broadcasting is very different compared to his time. At that time, they had no experience or knowledge about broadcasting, therefore, they learnt the basics from foreign broadcasters including BBC news.

“One needs to be committed to the work to produce quality programme and embrace knowledge,” he added.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman mingles with the attendees. – PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD
Spouse of the Minister of Religious Affairs Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Hasbi with members of the Ukhwah Mantan RTB
Members of the Ukhwah Mantan RTB in a group photo