Forum in Conjunction with Happy Family Conference

Yesterday morning, a forum in conjunction with the Happy Family Conference 2019 discussed the importance of living as a family that required a feeling to complete each other, accepting both advantages and disadvantages and that noble values such as honesty, loyalty and being tolerate can maintain happiness in a household. The forum organised by Brunei Darussalam Women's Council was held at the Main Hall of the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

Entitled "Harapan Setinggi Gunung" or Hope as high as the Mountain, the forum also touched on the aspect of strength and challenges in a household which is often connected to life such as education in the worldly and hereafter, economy, health and psychology. The forum was delivered by 3 panels namely Doctor Hajah Salwa binti Dato Seri Setia Haji Mahalle, Dayang Hairani binti Haji Jais and Retired Major Rusli bin Bujang. Meanwhile the forum's facilitator was Pengiran Datin Paduka Hajah Hairani binti Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar.

In her presentation, Doctor Hajah Salwa, Assistant Professor at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, University Brunei Darussalam among other things explained the role of husband and wife in shaping a happy family institution, including instilling compromise, helping one another in maintaining the harmony of a home.

Meanwhile, Dayang Hairani, Assistant Registrar at the Syariah Subordinate Court explained on the divorce statistics for the past five year. A total of 3 thousand 242 couples has filed for divorced in the country from 2013 to 2017. Among the factor contributing to divorce are marital abuse by the husband, change of religion or divorce by tebus talak or redemption.

Meanwhile, Retired Major Rusli, President of the Brunei Darussalam Counselling Association, PERKAB, also explained on interventions to handle divorce issue that need to be done in phases, namely individual, family, group, community, organisation and society levels.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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