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Mosque’s funeral rites room completed

Daniel Lim

The Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) yesterday held a ceremony to officiate the completion of the funeral rites room construction at Kampong Sungai Teraban Mosque as part of the RBAF’s Titian Amal Project. RBAF Commander Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat was the guest of honour.

The construction, which began on March 23 and completed by June 4, was led by the Combat Engineers Squadron, Support Battalion Royal Brunei Land Force (CES, Sp Bn RBLF) and sponsored by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).

Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Haji Mohammad Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Legislative Council (LegCo) member and Penghulu of Mukim Liang Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin, BSP Corporate Manager Haji Jaafar bin Haji Bakar, Commander of the RBLF Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, as well as RBAF senior officers also attended the ceremony.

The event began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and a speech by CES, Sp Bn RBLF Commanding Officer and project chairman Major Muhammad Rafie bin Haji Abdul Wahid.

Major Muhammad Rafie said the construction cost totalled at BND6,904.95, with BND4,000 contributed by BSP while the rest were from the RBAF Welfare Fund.

The commanding officer said the project was the result of a fruitful discussion between the RBLF and Kampong Sungai Teraban residents and Imam of the mosque, with the aim to facilitate and provide comfort to the residents as the mosque previously did not have a designated zone for funeral rites.

“We hope it will provide an everlasting benefit to the residents as we fulfil one of our roles and responsibilities of helping the surrounding community and residents.”

The event continued with the handing over of the plaque from the BSP Corporate Manager to Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah, and then to Haji Mohammad Serudin, to signify the transfer of ownership of the funeral rites building to the mosque.

CES, Sp Bn RBLF Commanding Officer and project chairman Major Muhammad Rafie bin Haji Abdul Wahid giving a speech. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
ABOVE & BELOW: RBAF Commander Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat briefed on the project; and the newly built funeral rites room at Kampong Sungai Teraban Mosque

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