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In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and its departments and divisions held a tedarus or mass reading of al-Quran yesterday, at Kampong Pelambayan Mosque.

Present as guest of honour at the event was Dato Paduka Awg Hj Bahrin bin Abdullah, Acting Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister's Office.
The tedarus event was followed by the mass tahlil recital and the reading of 'doa arwah', led by Awg Nasehin bin Yahya, an Imam at Kg Pelambayan Mosque. Officers and staff from the ministry then broke their fast at the mosque and concluded with a mass Maghrib prayer.

Yesterday's religious function marked the first in a series of tedarus events held at various mosques, suraus and prayer halls in the country to glorify the holy month of Ramadhan.

Also present at the mosque were Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the ministry, the Managing Director of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), heads of departments and sections, senior officers, as well as officers and staff at the Ministry of Finance and its departments and divisions.

The event is part of the ministry's annual programme of religious activities.

--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin, Wednesday, 25 July 2012.