Malaysia’s Agong visits MUIB

Syazwani Hj Rosli

His Majesty the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah visited the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) at the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ new extension building on Jalan Dewan Majlis yesterday.

Also present was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara.

Upon arrival at the ministry, His Majesty the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia was welcomed by Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman in his capacity as the MUIB President as well as members of MUIB and senior officials of the ministry.

His Majesty the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia later consented to sign a royal parchment and received a pesambah presented by the minister. His Majesty was given a brief presentation on the background of MUIB delivered by MUIB Acting Secretary Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Akop.

His Majesty also consented to tour exhibitions on the roles of MUIB – Badan Tanmiah Harta Majlis Ugama Islam, Halal Food Control Division, Syariah Affairs Department, Islamic Law Unit and the Mosque Construction Fund of Brunei Darussalam.

His Majesty the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia also consented for a group photo session with MUIB members.

His Majesty the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah with Cabinet Ministers and other senior officials. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman presenting a pesambah to His Majesty the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong; and His Majesty the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong signing the royal parchment