The Immigration and National Registration Department was established on the 1st of July 1958 and this year, the department celebrates its 59th anniversary. In conjunction with its anniversary, a Sunat Hajat Prayer and Doa Kesyukuran and Tahlil Ceremony was held yesterday at Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Mosque in Kampung Sungai Akar.
Present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs. The function began with Sunat Hajat Prayer followed by Tahlil led by Awang Haji Mohd Saadullah bin Haji Salleh, Mosque Affairs Officer. Also present were Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, Member of Legislative Council; Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The function ran concurrently with presentation of donations to 25 orphan of the department's officers and staff as well as donations to the Mosque Construction Fund.
Source: Radio Television Brunei