Competition to unearth quality Qari, Qariah

Wani Roslan

The semi-final of the National Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran for Youth was held at the lecture hall of Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium yesterday.

The competition, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) through its Department of Youth and Sports, was carried out in two sessions and saw 30 semi-finalists battling it out.

Permanent Secretary at the MCYS Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Youth and Sports) at the MCYS Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Maiddin bin Pengiran Haji Said and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Cultural) at the MCYS Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah were present.

A young Qari during the competition
An overview of the semi-final of the National Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran for Youth. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR