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Ministry Of Finance Marks New Islamic Year 1435 Hijrah

Bandar Seri Begawan: The Ministry of Finance yesterday held a New Islamic Year, 1435 Hijrah ceremony, which took place at its Theatre Hall at Commonwealth Drive, Jalan Kebangsaan.

The guest of honour at the event was Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, the Acting Minister of Finance.

Also present were permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, department heads, section directors and general staff.

The function commenced with a recitation of 'Surah Al-Fatihah and Ayat-Ayat Suci Quran', followed by a welcoming remark by the event chairman, Awang Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, who is also the Acting Managing Director of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA).

The highlight of the event was a lecture by Ustaz Awg Haji Jupri bin Haji Hidup, an invited speaker from the Islamic Dakwah Centre.

The ceremony, which is conducted annually was organised by the BIA.


-Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin, 9 November 2013