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Towards producing skilled, knowledgeable translators

Izah Azahari

The International Malay Language, Literature and Culture Congress Series (KABSBM) organised by the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) through the Language Construction and Development Division continued online via DBP’s Facebook platform and Zoom application yesterday.

The seventh presentation series featured a Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) speaker Dr Siti Badriyah binti Haji Mohamad Yusof and chaired by DBP Head of the Administration and Management Division Hajah Annisa binti Haji Moksin.

The Congress explored the title ‘Gerakan Terjemahan Abbasiyah dan Kebolehsesuaiannya Terhadap Iklim Terjemahan di Negara Brunei Darussalam: Satu Catatan Reflektif’ or ‘The Abbasiyah Translation Movement and its Suitability for the Climate of Translation in Brunei Darussalam: A Reflective Note’.

The speaker highlighted learning in the field of translation, especially in producing translators who are knowledgeable and skilled in building infrastructure and technology that can facilitate the process.

Some 167 individuals participated in the event including Deputy Permanent Secretary (Culture) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, DBP Acting Deputy Director Hajah Sariani binti Haji Ishak, speakers from and outside the country, DBP strategic partners, senior government officials, and language and literature enthusiasts from within and outside the country.

KABSBM is supported by DBP’s strategic partners UBD, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Religious Teachers’ University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB), Brunei Youth Council (BYC), Brunei Darussalam Association of Writers (Asterawani) and Kumpulan Putra
Seni (KPS).

KABSBM is implemented in series from March 16 to June 22 with the presentation of 23 papers twice a week – every Monday and Wednesday.

KABSBM aims to bring together international experts in Malay language, literature and culture to share knowledge and ideas.

Members during the event. PHOTO: DBP
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