296 participants took part in the 72 times Khatam Al-Quran ceremony held in conjunction with the 72nd birthday celebration of His Majesty the Sultan and yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam organised by the Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Mosque in Kampung Sungai Akar. The function took place yesterday morning at the said mosque.
In attendance were Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs; and Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Acting Minister of Religious Affairs.
Present among the Khatam Al-Quran participants were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, as Patron of the Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Mosque; Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Second Minister of Defence; and Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
At this function, the Minister of Home Affairs and wife presented the certificates to the participants. Also in attendance were Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, Legislative Council member who is also the Penghulu of Mukim Berakas 'B'; and Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei