A dream come true for six-year-old Shakirin

Six-year-old Shakirin could not hold back tears of joy when he was granted the opportunity to perform prayers at Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kampong Kiarong. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in March last year, Shakirin’s weekly activities included tagging along to his father’s Friday prayers at the mosque. The epidemic had meant the closure of mosques nationwide, halting the father-son special bonding time. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.