| Danial Norjidi |
THE Prime Minister’s Office and its departments welcomed the New Islamic Year of 1440 Hijrah with a religious event yesterday.
Held at the Banquet Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office Building, the event was co-hosted by the Narcotics Control Bureau and the National Security Committee Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office.
The guest of honour was Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud.
Also present were Chairman of Public Service Commission, permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretary, heads of departments, senior officers, officers and personnel from the Prime Minister’s Office and its departments.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by Mosque Affairs Officer from the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Abdul Malik bin Haji Jumat.
The event proceeded with the recitation of Zikir Istighfar, Selawat and a religious talk titled Hijrah: Satu Kehebatan by Assistant Lecturer at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali Ustaz Haji Khairul Nazif bin Haji Awang Damit.
The event concluded with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Haji Abdul Malik.
According to a press release, the annual event aims to further strengthen relations among officers and staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.