The State Mufti Department together with two agencies as well as the Ministry of religious Affairs also held a rites of sacrifice. The State Mufti Department, Royal Brunei Airlines and Mulaut Abattoir Sendirian Berhad collaborated in organising the ceremony.
3 buffaloes, 5 cows and 2 goats were sacrificed this year. 180 selected heads of families from Mukim Gadong and Mukim Kianggeh received sacrificial meat presented by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti and Awang Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance as the member of the Royal Brunei Airlines Sendirian Berhad Board of Directors.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs also held a rites of sacrifice and aqiqah. 3 cows and a buffalo were sacrificed. The distribution of the sacrificial meat to 41 of the poor and destitute from Mukim Berakas registered with the Brunei Islamic Religious Council was officiated by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Acting Minister of Religious Affairs. Meanwhile, the distribution of the sacrificial meat to officers and staff of the ministry was officiated by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei