Royalty attend premier forum

Wani Roslan

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman attended the Knowledge Convention 2019 Premier Forum at the Balai Khazanah Islam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah yesterday.

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah was accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Upon arrival, Their Royal Highnesses were greeted by Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda binti Haji CA Mohammad, Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, and Datin Hajah Zalina binti Haji Omar, the spouse of the Minister of Education.

Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda highlighted that this year’s theme Manuskrip Islam Mercu Tanda Ketamadunan Umat depicts how Islamic civilisation has historically been closely linked to a nation, with a philosophy that practises Islamic values in every aspect of development. These countries enjoy peace and have vibrant national environments with high value of life and commendable communities.

Dean of the Faculty of Arabic Language at the Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Associate Professor Dr Siti Sara binti Haji Ahmad delivered the talk.

“The talk touched on the historical development of manuscript writing during the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), next era and the development of manuscript of the Malay Archipelago and in Brunei Darussalam,” Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda said.

She noted that the talk showed Malay manuscripts that relate with Malay women’s intellectual contributions, and that these manuscripts play a role in improving the status of women in the Malay world.

After the premier talk, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah signed the royal parchment.

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a group photo. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI
Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna leave after attending the forum.