The Ministry of Defence (MinDef) held Khatam Al-Quran ceremonies across all suraus under the MinDef and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), including Pulau Baru-Baru Mosque, in conjunction with the 38th National Day celebration.
The focal point was at Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) Surau Asy-Syuhada’, with the attendance of Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Royal Brunei Land Force Commander Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Abdul Kadir as well as senior leadership, officers and staff from the MinDef and RBAF.
The invitation was also extended to the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) and village heads from nearby areas.
Aside from enlivening the National Day celebration, the annual event was held to instil in attendees a love and appreciation for Al-Quran.
A similar event was held at Surau Ad-Difa’ of the Bolkiah Garrison among female MinDef and RBAF personnel.