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THE Treasury Department under the Ministry of Finance (MoF) organised an event to commemorate the Israk Mikraj 1434 Hijrah celebration at the ministry’s Theatre Hall yesterday.

The guest of honour was Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister’s Office

Also in attendance were Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Finance, Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, department heads, officers and staff.

The ceremony commenced with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a welcoming speech by Pg Siti Norbaya binti Pg Shahminan, Acting Senior Assistant of General Accounts, who said, “Israk and Mikraj is a blessed event as it leads us to perform prayers so that we can avoid transgression and indecency,” she added.

A religious lecture was presented by a speaker from the Islamic Dakwah Centre, Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Besar.

The ceremony is an annual activity for the MoF aimed at respecting a significant event in the Islamic calendar as well as strengthening relationships between MoF staff.


Courtesy by Borneo Bulletin, Sunday, June 16, 2013