Rekindling old ties

Azlan Othman

Officers and staff of Rumah Al-Islah rehabilitation centre of the Prisons Department held a reunion with the recitation of Tahlil and Doa Arwah in Kampong Jerudong recently.

The reading of Surah Yaasiin, Tahlil and Doa Arwah for late officers and staff of Rumah Al-Islah was led by former religious teacher at Rumah Al-Islah Irma Shukrin bin Haji Matussin.

Representative of the organiser Haji Sani bin Haji Bakir said the religious gathering aimed at fostering closer ties among former officers and staff of Rumah Al-Islah between 1990 and 2008.

Former officers manning the Rumah Al-Islah from March 15, 1990 until January 2008 and their family members attended.

Some 86 officers and staff of Rumah Al-Islah were moved to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on February 1, 2008 after NCB took over the administration and management and consequently, the name was changed to Al-Islah Rehabilitation Centre.

Some officers and staff were reassigned to work at Jerudong and Maraburong prisons
institutions.

Officers and staff of Rumah Al-Islah in a group photo. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN