In conjunction with the Information Department's 65th Anniversary, a Kesyukuran ceremony was held at the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque yesterday. In attendance was Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hamdan bin Haji Abu Bakar, the Acting Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister's Office.
The function began with the mass Maghrib prayer, followed by the Hajat prayer and mass Isya' prayer and the reading of Doa Kesyukuran, Yassin and Tahlil. The Information Department was established on 1 April 1952 and acted as the government's mouthpiece in delivering information as well as news on the government's policy, activities and programmes as well as listening to current issues and understanding the mass media's agendas. Also present was Awang Haji Mohammad Riza bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yunos, Permanent Secretary of (Media and Cabinet) at the Prime Minister's Office.
Source: Radio Television Brunei