The Language and Literature Bureau (DBP), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) through its Literature and Magazine Division virtually organised the Pantaran Sastera, DBP 2022: Bedah Karya via Zoom and live stream on its social media platform on Wednesday.
DBP Acting Director Suip bin Haji Abdul Wahab delivered a welcoming speech.
DBP Acting Deputy Director cum Head of the Literature and Magazine Division Dr Haji Mohd Ali bin Haji Radin was also present in his capacity as the Chairman of the programme.
Two literary works were appreciated during the event – Kumpulan Drama Taman Mimpi by H MAR discussed by a Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Malay Studies Department, Malay Literature Programme Lecturer Mohammed Zefri Ariff bin Mohammed Zain Ariff, and Kumpulan Skrip Drama Ma’al Hayat by Panji Lara discussed by UBD Malay Studies Department, Malay Literature Programme Lecturer Ena Herni binti Wasli. The virtual event was attended by over 50 participants comprising DBP officers and staff, representatives from departments under MCYS, recipients of the Southeast Asia Write award, academics and students from higher education institutions within and outside the country, writers, associations and lovers of literature, language and culture from within and outside the country.
Works by local literary figures are in the pipeline to be introduced in this project for the benefit of literary intellectuals, researchers, writers and enthusiasts.