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Stronger community bonds in Ramadhan

Azlan Othman, James Kon & Adib Noor

Government officials and village residents across the country tookpart in religious ceremonies enlivening the holy month of Ramadhan to strengthen bonds with the community yesterday.

A delegation from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), led by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong joined a Tedarus Al-Quran ceremony held by Mukim and Village Consultative Councils (MPMK) in the Muara area at the Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Mentiri.

The delegation, which included department heads under the MoHA, joined mukim penghulus, village heads, members of MPMK and nearby residents in the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Tedarus Al-Quran. The delegation also handed over Waqaf to the mosque, as well as donations to orphans and residents in the area.

A delegation from the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) comprising Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Commander of the RBAF Major General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, Acting Permanent Secretary at MinDef, senior leadership, officers and personnel from the MinDef and the RBAF took part in religious activities at the Sufri Bolkiah Mosque in Perpindahan Berakas with residents.

The MinDef and RBAF delegation, under its Ihya Ramadhan and Outreach Programme, took part in mass Isyak prayers, Sunnat Tarawih and Sunnat Witir prayers, followed by the recitation of Tedarus Al-Quran with the mosque congregation. The delegation also presented Infaq to the mosque’s takmir committee, which included a RBAF Diamond Jubilee Mushaf Al-Quran.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof and RBAF Commander Major General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan participating in the religious ceremony with residents of Perpindahan Berakas. PHOTOS: ADIB NOOR, MINDEF & MOFE
ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presenting a donation to an orphan; the MoHA delegation participating in the religious ceremony at Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Mentiri; and Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar during a religious ceremony at Kampong Mentiri Mosque.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Fiscal) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abd Rahman and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin with MoFE staff and officers in the event

A delegation from the Ministry of Development (MoD), led by Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar joined nearby residents of Kampong Mentiri Mosque in Jalan Kota Batu yesterday for a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Tedarus Al-Quran.

The Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure, Housing and Professional) at the MoD Ir Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Zakaria and Acting Director General of Public Works, Ir Awang Haji Mohd Salleh bin Haji Abdul Karim, heads of departments, senior officials, officers and staff were also present.

The delegation also presented Waqaf to the Imam of Kampong Mentiri Mosque Haji Sanip bin Haji Nasar. The Tedarus Al-Quran ceremony was organised by the Department of Administration and Finance and the Department of Development, Public Works Department.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and departments under it yesterday held an online Tedarus Al-Quran and Khatam Al-Quran ceremony.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Fiscal) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman was the guest of honour. Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Setia Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, permanent secretaries, heads of departments and divisions as well as senior officers and staff of MoFE, including officers and staff from the Office of His Majesty the Sultan’s Flight and Brunei Darussalam Central Bank were also present.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by the recitation of Surah-Surah Lazim, Takhtim and Khatam Al-Quran and concluded with Dikir Marhaban.

The event was organised by the Brunei Investment Agency.

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