‘Prevention is better than cure’ highlighted at forum

Azlan Othman

A special forum titled ‘Grateful on Health Blessing’ was held at Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque in Kampong Jerudong on Thursday night. The forum, themed ‘Prevention is Better than Cure’, was one of the sectoral events for this year’s Knowledge Convention.

Legislative Council member cum Kampong Limau Manis Village Head Yang Berhormat Haji Mohimin bin Haji Johari @ Jahari was the guest of honour.

Ra’es of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at the Ministry of Health Dr Haji Zulaidi bin Haji Abdul Latif were the were the forum panellists moderated by Assistant Rector (Planning and Services) of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Dr Arman bin Haji Asmad.

Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang also attended.

The Knowledge Convention is a landmark of intellectual leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, especially in the monarch’s position as an Islamic leader. It also serves as a platform to provide valuable information to the people in Brunei Darussalam.

Typically, the Knowledge Convention is held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) with the official opening, special talks, premier forums, premier talks, seminars and exhibitions attended by guests and speakers, both local and international.

However, this year sees the adoption of a different format, while maintaining its wide audience coverage, with a special edition programme at Rampai Pagi, An-Nur programme, a sermon, and special talks jointly organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Health, UNISSA and KUPU SB.

The Knowledge Convention forum will be held at Mohammad Jamalul Alam Mosque in the Belait District on January 16.

Attendees at the forum. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN