BND36.5M to enhance awareness of Bruneian cultural heritage

Azlan Othman

Some BND36.5 million was allocated to enhance awareness and create understanding of Bruneian cultural heritage including improving facilities through the preservation of culture, heritage and history such as upholding Malay language and Jawi writing.

This was said by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin at the 10th day of the 17th Legislative Council session yesterday.

He added to strengthen the Malay language, the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) will enhance programmes such as establishing Gelar Wira Bahasa; Brunei Literary Award (ASB); and staging of Malay theatre and drama.

The minister said DBP introduced online payment on July 1, 2020 through Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) application and digital banking, and will be extended to the Museums Department and the Brunei History Centre.