Around 90 participated in a special webinar to discuss the significance of the Malay language to preserve the unity of the nation in conjunction with Brunei Darussalam’s 38th National Day.
The webinar was organised by the Brunei-US Association (BUSA), in collaboration with the Brunei History Association (PESEBAR) and the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP).
During the webinar, President of PESEBAR Dr Muhammad Hadi bin Muhammad Melayong delivered a talk on the heritage and significance of the Malay language in shaping the Sultanate’s identity and ideology of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB). An officer from DBP Hajah Norati binti Bakar also gave a special talk.
BUSA President Salimah binti Haji Saim stated that the webinar aimed to increase understanding of BUSA members on the role of the Malay language in national unity.
“It is also hoped that the webinar will bring the participants closer to make use of the Malay language in the day-to-day lives and dignify the Malay language to the American community living in the country,” said the president.