Staff, officers awarded for dedication

James Kon

Twenty staff and officers of the Prisons Department received recognition for their dedication and hard work with the presentation of excellence service award 2019 during the Prisons Department’s 66th anniversary celebration at the Prisons Department’s training centre.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong was the guest of honour. Legislative Council members, Permanent Secretary (Security, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary (Municipal and District) at the MoHA Salminan bin Haji Burut, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Security and Welfare) at the MoHA Ajman bin Haji Meludin, Acting Director of Prisons Department Haji Muhammad Isamuddin bin Abdullah Juna were also present. Upon arrival, the minister inspected the guard of honour comprising 100 personnel from the Prisons Department. This was followed by the speech delivered by the minister.

The minister then moved to the Silaturrahim Hall of the Prisons Department’s training centre for the signing of Group Takaful Scheme between Takaful Brunei Am Sdn Bhd and the Prisons Department as well as presentation of the Prisons Department’s excellence service award 2019. One of the recipients Noorzanah binti Haji Mohd Zaidi has worked at the Prisons Department for almost 17 years as a finance clerk.

She expressed her gratitude to the Prisons Department for giving her the award. With four children to take care of, she said, “Time management is important. I do my work diligently during office hours and at home, I manage to spend time with my family. It is always important to have a good balance for work and family.” She added, “With the award, I feel that my hard work is recognised and I am motivated to do my best for the department.” She advised to work hard and follow the instructions of the superior. Another recipient was Warden Head 348 Ali Asan bin Haji Enchi who works in the Logistics Division. He said, “I am happy and feel honoured to receive the award.” Working at the Prisons Department for more than 22 years, he thanked the department for the nomination.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong inspects the guard of honour. PHOTO: JAMES KON