Sighting For the New Moon of Syawal

By the command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the country will start celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri, June 15th. The announcement on the result of sighting for the new moon of Syawal was broadcast nationwide over Radio and Television Brunei.

The delegation assigned to sight the new moon of Syawal comprising Shar'ie Judges and Shari'ah Court Officers, State Judiciary Department, the Prime Minister's Office, with officers from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Survey Department, and the State Mufti Department had sighted the new moon of Syawal. They were stationed at the DST Tower of DST Headquarters Building in Tungku Highway, Bukit Agok in Jerudong, and Tanjung Batu in Kampung Sabun in the Brunei Muara District, Bukit Lumut in Belait District, and Bukit Ambog in Tutong District. Also present at DST Tower was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi Bin Haji Gafar, the Minister of Development. The Sunat 'Aidilfitri prayer will be held at all mosques, suraus and religious halls nationwide June 15th starting at 7.30 in the morning.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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