Raising COVID awareness through entertainment

Rokiah Mahmud

The Information Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) held stage performances in conjunction with 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’s 75th birthday celebration recently.

This year, the Pentarama showcased a sketch titled COVID oh COVID performed by Kumpulan Putera Seni. The drama focussed on raising awareness relating to coronavirus including the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, urging the public to adhere to the standard operating procedure and guidelines from the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong as Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya was the guest of honour. Acting Director of Information Haji Shahrul Jeffri bin Dato Paduka Haji Ibrahim in his capacity as Advisor for Pentarama 2021 and Acting Deputy Director Sastra Sarini binti Haji Julaini were also present.

The performance began with Pentarama theme song, singing performance from local artistes including Khairul Nazri, Pengiran Shahminan, Atikah Thane and Fatin Muzini, along with Tausyeh performance Serikandi Seni. There was also a comedy sketch from BruHaha’s Najib and Loh. The audience participated in quizzes and the prizes were presented by the guest of honour.

The Pentarama will continue at Belait District tomorrow at Gerai Tudung Saji and Temburong District on July 30 at Pentas Perayaan, Pekan Bangar.

ABOVE & BELOW: Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong presents a prize to a quiz winner; and BruHaha’s Najib and Loh during a comedy sketch. PHOTOS: INFORMATION DEPARTMENT