Korban ceremonies mark Aidiladha celebration

Ministry of Defence

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

THE Ministry of Defence (Mindef) distributed sacrificial meat from six buffaloes and 12 goats to Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) personnel, civilian staff of the MinDef, and Asnaf individuals living in the vicinity of the Bolkiah Garrison area, during a Korban and Aqiqah ceremony held in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha 1440 Hijrah/ 2019 celebration yesterday.

Also receiving the sacrificial meat were orphans from the MinDef and RBAF.

Present to distribute the meat were Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof; Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud; Permanent Secretary of MinDef Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah; and members of the Defence Executive Committee and Joint Force Commander RBAF.

Director of Islamic Da’wah Centre; Acting Head of National Disaster Management Centre, Shahrin bin Haji Mohd Jawie; military and civilian directors at the Ministry of Defence, Penghulu of Mukim Berakas ‘A’, Penghulu of Mukim Berakas ‘B’, and village heads, as well as residents from the Bolkiah Garrison area were also present.

Similar meat distribution ceremonies were held throughout the RBAF military camps and garrisons.

Some 28 buffaloes and 29 goats were used by the MinDef and RBAF.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof presents Korban meat to Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud. – RAHWANI ZAHARI

Ministry of Development

|     Hakim Hayat     |

THE Ministry of Development (MoD) organised a Korban ceremony and distributed sacrificial meat to select recipients at the MoD complex on Jalan Airport Lama yesterday.

The guest of honour, Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar handed over the meat to underprivileged individuals from the Berakas area, and ministry staff.

Verses from Al-Quran were read by a Qari from the Public Works Department Haji Mohd Eddy Huzaimi bin Haji Mat Yassin.

The event also saw the recitation of Takbir Hari Raya by Survey Department’s Dikir group.

A total of 70 underprivileged individuals from Mukim Berakas and its surrounding areas received their share of the sacrificial meat yielded from four cows slaughtered during the ceremony.

Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the MoD Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak handed over the sacrificial meat to female recipients.

Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Permanent Secretary at the ministry and senior officials were also present.

Guest of honour, Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar hands over sacrificial meat to a recipient. – HAKIM HAYAT

Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry, DARe, AENBD

|     James Kon     |

THE Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) and its departments, DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) and Autoriti Elektrik Negara Brunei Darussalam (AENBD) jointly held a Korban ceremony in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha at the Banquet Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office Building yesterday.

Over 300 Asnaf, Fakir and Miskin residing in the Mukim Berakas area as well as staff of MEMI and its departments received the Korban meat.

Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein was the guest of honour.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Imam of Ash-Shaliheen Mosque Anuar bin Haji Salim.

Permanent Secretary (Energy) at the MEMI Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary (Manpower) Haji Zolkiflee bin Haji Abdul Karim, Permanent Secretary (Industry) at the MEMI Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Corporate and Industry) at the MEMI Hajah Tutiaty bin Haji Abdul Wahab, officers and staff from MEMI, Department of Electrical Services, DARe, Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) and the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI) were also present.

Three buffaloes and two goats were sacrificed.

Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein presents Korban meat to a recipient. – JAMES KON

Ministry of Education

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

MORE than 220 Asnaf Fakir and Miskin registered under the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) in Kampong Sengkurong received Korban meat during a ceremony at Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Mateen Mosque in Kampong Mulaut.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Education was participated by 70 officials and staff alongside their family members.

The Department of Curriculum Development and Secretariat of Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council were the event’s other co-organisers.

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman handed out the Korban meat to male recipients while Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh distributed the meat to female recipients.

Ten cows were sacrificed during the ceremony.

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman hands over the Korban meat to a male recipient
Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh hands over the Korban meat to a female recipient. – PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD