Lest We Forget


Compiled by Lina Gapar

RIPAS Hospital appreciation night


May 3, 2010 – The Minister of Health organised and appreciation night Saturday to celebrate the silver jubilee anniversary of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital providing medical services and healthcare in the Sultanate.

Present were the guest of honour, Minister of Health Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman and his wife, and the Deputy Minister Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Paduka Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah.

More than 100 RIPAS Hospital officers and staff received the Silver Jubilee Outstanding Service Appreciation Award. One received the Silver Jubilee Star Medal Award presented by the Minister of Health.

Some 500 officers and staff from the RIPAS Hospital attended the event highlighted by stage competitions and presentations from hospital personnel, and a lucky draw.

The event saw a preview of the hospital’s achievements for the past 25 years. It appreciated the outstanding contribution of fellow officers and staff and strengthened the existing silaturrahim relationship among the hospital working community through welfare and social activities and sports towards a culture organisation with continuous excellent services to the public.

The silver jubilee celebrations began with a mass Sunnat Hajat prayer, tahlil and a doa arwah ceremony on August 20 last year at the RIPAS Hospital Sports Complex.

Minister of Health presenting appreciation awards to RIPAS Hospital officers and staff. PHOTOS: MASTORIS

Meeting of ASEAN cultures

A M Zukarnaen & Ishan Ibrahim

May 19, 2000 – A delegation from the ASEAN Universities Network (AUN) visited the Malay Technological Museum, Brunei Museum and Kampong Ayer yesterday morning. They also visited the Lambak Kanan and Rimba housing estates. The visit was in conjunction with the 3rd AUN Educational Forum.

The delegates gathered in the Lambak Kanan Community Hall II, where they were welcomed by the Director of Housing Development Pengiran Dato Laila Utama Haji Kamarulzaman bin PPSDSB Pengiran Haji Ali and senior government officials from the Housing Development department.

The delegates were presented with the RPN Lambak Kanan book and were given a ‘walking briefing’ by Hajah Rohana binti Haji Ering on housing development projects, its aims and accomplishments.

After the briefing, the delegates were taken to the house of Penghulu Mukim Berakas ‘B’ Awang Haji Ismail bin Apong. They were given a tour of Lambak Kanan and visited one of the modified houses in the area.

Karen Lai from the University of Singapore said the forum comprised undergraduates and lecturers from ASEAN universities.

“We learnt about the diversity of cultures within ASEAN and discussed the current problems facing the region.

“Since many of these problems are common ones, we should share our thoughts and experiences in order to re-solve them.

“Westernisation was also a focus of discussion. ASEAN cultures are an important heritage and we should not allow them to simply deteriorate as a results of westernisation,” concluded Lai.

AUN delegates and Bruneian officials at the Lambak Kanan Community Hall