Dikir competition winners awarded

Daniel Lim

Al-Mukarabin of Mukim Sengkurong and Al-Amirah of Mukim Mentiri emerged champions  in the male and female categories in the final of the Dikir Syarifil Anam competition among mukim and village consultative councils held at the SPARK Multi-purpose hall in Kampong Sungai Liang, Belait District.

Guest of honour Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presented the prizes to the winners.

Mursyidun from Mukim Subok, Temburong District and Firqah Khairul Mu’minin from Mukim Kiudang, Tutong District won second and third places in the male category.

Haliwatul Qalbi from Mukim Liang and Al-Wafiqah from Mukim Bangar, Temburong District clinched second and third places in the female category. Ten teams from all four districts participated.

The competition was held in conjunction with the 73rd birthday celebrations of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Also present were Legislative Council (LegCo) members Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin, Penghulu of Mukim Liang Yang Berhormat Hanapi bin Mohd Siput, Village Head of Kampung Labi 1; Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Belait District Officer Ramlee bin Haji Jamudin; senior officers and staff from the MoHA, penghulu and village heads.

Best performance award based on clothing and orderly went to Mursyidun for the males’ category and Haliwatul Qalbi for the female’s category.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presents the challenge trophy to Dr Haji Abdullah Hanif bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Dinda Haji Saman of Al-Mukarabin; and the minister presents the trophy to Siti Huzzaimah Yadey binti Haji Rosli and members of the Al-Amirah team. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM