196 people were recorded to have embraced Islam nationwide from January to July this year. The number increased with the recitation of the Islamic Oath in two separate ceremonies held yesterday and 15th August night.
A conversion ceremony for a Filipino woman, Evelyn Hernandez Joaquin, aged 54, was held yesterday afternoon. She is now known as Liana Joaquin binti Abdullah. Among those present was Doctor Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, Rector of Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University. The ceremony took place at the residence of Awang Mohammed bin Abdullah in Kampung Rimba Gadong National Housing Scheme.
Source: Radio Television Brunei