Joyous Hari Raya festivities continue

Perbadanan TAIB

|     Aziz Idris     |

IN CELEBRATION of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (Perbadanan TAIB) together with its subsidiaries Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings Sdn Bhd (IITHSB) and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd (DHSB) held a gathering for over 1,000 guests at Serambi Suluh Hall, Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre yesterday.

Present at the event was Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka

Haji Awang Othman, in his capacity as the Advisor to Perbadanan TAIB Board of Directors. He was accompanied by his wife.

On hand to welcome guests was top management from the group of companies led by Acting Managing Director of Perbadanan TAIB Hajah Noorrafidah binti Sulaiman, Managing Director of IITHSB Haji Osman bin Haji Mohd Jair and Managing Director of DHSB Haji Mahmud bin Haji Mohamed.

Also present were members of Perbadanan TAIB Board of Directors and its subsidiaries, as well as members of the Syariah Advisory committees including other guests comprising senior government officials, clients and partners corporate, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and individuals.

Throughout the event, guests were treated to an array of local delicacies and festive favourites and were also enlivened with Tausyeh performances.

The event was an ideal platform for an informal networking session between Perbadanan TAIB personnel, entrepreneurs and members of the media, and also to show appreciation for all parties who have supported the company for years.

The annual gathering was held to foster and strengthen the existing harmonious relationship in celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri between Perbadanan TAIB with its subsidiaries and its stakeholders including long-standing business partners and clients from both the public and private sectors.

Minister of Religious Affairs and Advisor to Perbadanan TAIB Board of Directors Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and wife in a group photo with top management personnel of Perbadanan TAIB together with its subsidiaries, Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings Sdn Bhd and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd. – AZIZ IDRIS

Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE)

|     Hakim Hayat     |

IN THE festive spirit of the month of Syawal which will come to a close soon, the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) celebrated Hari Raya with all its officers and staff at the MoFE Building in Commonwealth Drive yesterday.

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 was the guest of honour.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Fiscal) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman was also present.

The festive mood was visible during the celebration, where apart from colourful decorations and Hari Raya songs playing at the building’s lobby, a variety of international cuisines were served in differently themed booths setup by six different departments under the minsirty.

The MoFE said the event this year was organised by the Treasury Department and the annual celebration aimed to foster closer ties between all departments of the ministry.

Guest of honour 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 Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Fiscal) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman in a group photo at one of the booths. – HAKIM HAYAT

Ministry of Development (MoD)

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

MINISTER of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar and delegates from the ministry attended a Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration for department sections under the ministry in the Temburong District at the Mukim Bokok Community Hall in Kampong Rataie, Temburong.

Deputy Minister of Development Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure, Housing and Professional) at the Ministry of Development Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Zakaria and Acting Director-General of Public Works Lim Sui Kau Alice along with department and unit heads at the ministry were also present.

The ceremony began with the mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat followed by welcoming remarks by Acting Senior Works Engineer at the Temburong Public Works Department (JKR) Batsyeba binti Siliang in her capacity as the chairperson of the organising committee.

This was followed with a get-together of the officers and staff in the Temburong JKR department sections with the minister and a group photo. The celebration served as one of the annual activities of the ministry as means of looking after the officers and staff in the district as well as further strengthen ties among the members.

Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Deputy Minister of Development Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin and Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure, Housing and Professional) at the Ministry of Development Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Zakaria in a group photo with officers and staff of departments and sections of the Ministry of Development in the Temburong District. – MOD

Welfare Body of the Spouses of the Senior Government Officials and Women Officials (BISTARI)

|     Fizah HAB     |

THE Welfare Body of the Spouses of the Senior Government Officials and Women Officials (BISTARI) held a Hari Raya celebration and appreciation ceremony at the residence of President of BISTARI Datin Hajah Asmah binti Haji Abdul Rahman at Kampong Sungai Tilong yesterday.

The event started with the mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by BISTARI member Pengiran Datin Paduka Noralam binti Pengiran Haji Mahmud followed by a welcoming speech by the President of BISTARI. She spoke about the various activities held by the organisation throughout the year including the recent visit by the KOWASA (Koperasi Wanita Sarawak) as well as a visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The BISTARI President presented tokens of appreciation to 14 members aged 70 and above, as well as tokens of appreciation to members of the organisation, followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.

ABOVE & BELOW: President of BISTARI Datin Hajah Asmah binti Haji Abdul Rahman presents tokens of appreciation to BISTARI members. – PHOTOS: FIZAH HAB