Brunei’s court language is unique to the nation and the same goes to Adat (customs and traditions). Adat is vast in its scope, has its purpose and must be regularly practiced. It is important to do so as it is the nation’s possession to prevent it from extinction and to be passed to the younger generation.
This was said by Adat Istiadat Officer of the Department of Adat Istiadat Negara Mohammad Zaizul bin Haji Daud at the 2nd Youth Intellectual Programme entitled ‘Terasul dan bahasa pengganti diri – Bahasa Dalam’.
The programme was held by the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) through the Youth Religious Programme and the Department of Adat Istiadat Negara.
Some 70 participants comprising PDI officers and staff, higher education institution students, youth groups registered under the youth religious programme at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, and youth nationwide attended the event at the Department of Adat Istiadat Negara in the capital.
Meanwhile, a briefing on Lapau was delivered by Research Officer Muhammad Zaim bin Mahmud. The participants also toured Lapau.
The programme is an annual activity organised by the Secretariat of the Youth Religious Programme to uphold the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) concept among the youth.
It also aims to strengthen ties to produce knowledgeable, creative and innovative youth.