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    Step up vigilance on the road

    Azlan Othman

    Minister of Transport and Infocommunications cum National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) Chairman Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha on Saturday called on motorists to be vigilant while behind the wheel.

    He made the call during the 62nd Munajat Night held to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

    Meanwhile, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Corporate Communication Unit Head Haji Sammali bin Haji Adam in his religious talk on ‘wise driving’ reminded Muslims of the blessings bestowed upon us by Allah the Almighty, as well as the need to prudently use road and vehicle facilities.

    Haji Sammali said before getting behind the wheel, motorists should be familiar with the road rules, possess good driving skills and attitude, and adopt an accident prevention mindset.

    The event, held by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) with cooperation from MKKJR, saw the participation of members of MKKJR, Brunei International Airport (BIA) Surau Takmir Committee members, Sufri Bolkiah Mosque Takmir Committee members and students of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Agro-Technology Campus.

    Some 103 mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide as well as workforce at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) and MoRA, and family members participated in the religious activity.

    Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary opened the weekly religious gathering with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah from the BIA surau.

    IBTE Agro-Technology Campus religious teacher Grade II Narudin bin Lamit led the recitation of Surah Yaasiin, which then continued with the Doa Munajat, led by the Assistant Secretary of Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB).

    The event was highlighted by a Zikir Taubat led by Mosque Affairs Officer (Level III) Haji Mohammad Ashraf bin Haji Bujang, along with members of MKKJR, officers and staff of MTIC from the BIA surau.

    The Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam was read to bless the event.

    The Munajat Night invites the public to intensify daily religious practice by reciting Al-Quran, supplication, reciting Zikir, Istighfar to seek forgiveness, protection and blessings from Allah the Almighty.

    It is also to pray for the safety of the people and the country.

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