Religious events mark His Majesty’s birthday

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) held the recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Doa Kesyukuran and mass Asar prayer in conjunction with 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’s 74th birthday celebration at the ministry’s Surau yesterday.

Present at the ceremony was Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.

Permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, acting deputy permanent secretary, heads of departments under the ministry and senior officers also attended.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Doa Kesyukuran and mass Asar prayer led by Assistant Counsellor of Prison Fariszal bin Ali.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and its departments hosted a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony in conjunction with His Majesty’s 74th birthday, at the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque, Prime Minister’s Office Building Complex yesterday.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong during the event at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Surau. PHOTOS: PMO, MOHA & BAHYIAH BAKIR
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah and State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned during the ceremony at the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque
Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof at the event at the Brunei International Airport’s (BIA) Surau

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah were present, according to the PMO press release.

State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, special guests, permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretary, head of departments, officers and staff of the Prime Minister’s Office and its departments also attended.

The ceremony began with Sunnat Hajat prayer led by the Imam of Ash-Shaliheen Mosque, followed with the Doa Kesyukuran and proceeded with Asar prayer.

In a separate event, the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) also held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony at the Brunei International Airport’s (BIA) Surau yesterday.

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof was the guest of honour.

The ceremony began with the mass Asar prayer led by Imam of BIA Surau Pengiran Haji Mohd Ismail bin Pengiran Haji Tuah, followed by the recitation of Doa.

Permanent Secretary at the MTIC Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infocommunications, Cybersecurity and Corporate) at the MTIC Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim, heads of departments, heads of authorities, heads of divisions, officers and staff members of MTIC also attended.