MAÂ’AL HIJRAH CELEBRATION CEREMONY 1440H AND THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR THE HAJJ PILGRIMS FOR MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS, DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES UNDER IT ORGANIZED BY BRUNEI DARUSSALAM METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

13 Sep 2018

13 September 2018– Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department organized a Ma’al Hijrah 1440H
celebration ceremony for the Ministry of Communications, departments and agencies under it this
morning at Amar Pahlawan Hall, Ministry of Communications. This ceremony was also to recite
thanksgiving prayers for the safe return of Hajj Pilgrims from the ministry, departments and agencies
under it. The theme of the Ma’al Hijrah celebration this year is ‘Ilmu dan Amal Nadi Wawasan Negara’.

Present at the ceremony was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang
Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohamad Yusof, Minister of Communications.. Also present were
Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications, Dr. Awang
Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications, heads
of departments and agencies and senior officials from Ministry of Communications, departments and
agencies under it.

The ceremony began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and welcoming remarks by Yang Mulia
Abdul Ghani bin Haji Othman, Acting Director of Administration and Services, Ministry of
Communications. This was then followed by a special talk delivered by Yang Mulia Ustaz Awang
Muhammad Fatin Abdul Rahman bin Kifli, Accredited Da‘ie from Majlis Ugama Islam Brunei. The
ceremony then continued with Dikir Marhaban to celebrate the return of Hajj Pilgrims from the
ministry, departments and agencies under it.

Besides sharing religious information, the celebration ceremony also aims to encourage and interpersonal
ties amongst officers and staff of the Ministry of Communications, departments and
agencies under it.

Issued by:
Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications
Brunei Darussalam