The Information Department held a two-day Informed Community Programme at the Meragang Sixth Form Centre which saw 34 residents from RPN Kampong Meragang participating in the programme recently.
Legislative Council (LegCo) member and Acting Penghulu of Mukim Serasa Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman was the guest of honour.
Acting Deputy Director of the Information Department Sastra Sarini binti Julaini was also present.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat followed by a speech by Acting Information Officer Hasanul Hidayat bin Haji Abu Bakar in his capacity as the Acting Head of the Meeting Relations Unit and Chairman of the programme.
He highlighted that the programme is one of the Information Department’s key pillars in delivering official information on government policies and intentions to the members of public through briefings, dialogue sessions and visits.
Hasanaul Hidayat said the programme will be held in all four districts.
The morning session of the programme’s first day saw briefings by representatives from the Department of Adat Istiadat who gave a talk on Terasul dan Bahasa Pengganti Diri (Bahasa Dalam); the Religious Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) on ‘Understanding Heresy’; and the Registration of Association Division of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) on the ‘Laws and Regulations within an association’.
The afternoon session saw a visit to the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre in the capital and Sabli Food Industries (B) Sdn Bhd in Lambak Kanan Industrial Estate. Elsewhere, the Information Department through the Information Department branch of the Tutong District organised the Informed Community Programme for Kampong Kiudang.
Member of LegCo Penghulu of Mukim Telisai Yang Berhormat Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit was the guest of honour.
Member of the LegCo Yang Berhormat Haji Umarali bin Esung was also present.Forty-seven participated in the programme. Acting Village Head of Kampong Kiudang Haji Saifulbahri bin Haji Umarali led the group.
Briefings were held by DARe (Darussalam Enterprise), Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS), Job-Centre and Religious Enforcement Division of the MoRA.