A Khatam Al-Quran ceremony was held this morning in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam' Accession to the Throne. The ceremony organised by the Brunei Malay Teachers Federation, PGGMB, took place at the PGGMB school hall in Kampung Sungai Akar.
The ceremony commenced with the reading of surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs. Also present were Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs; Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs; and Awang Roslan bin Haji Taja'ah; Deputy Permanent Secretary for Administration and Finance at the Ministry of Religious Affairs. 370 people comprising PGGMB members, family members, teachers as well as officers and religious teachers from the Islamic Studies Department took part in the ceremony.
Source: Radio Television Brunei