Izah Azahari & Hakim Hayat
Ceremonies to mark Hari Raya Aidiladha continued yesterday.
The Staff Welfare Body of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (BKP YSHHB) commemorated Hari Raya Aidiladha with a sacrificial rites ceremony, and a donation presentation of BND1,000 to the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA).
The ceremony was held at Rumah Semaun, Arts and Islamic Calligraphy Training Centre of YSHHB in Jalan Perdana Menteri.
Minister of Defence II cum Chairman of the YSHHB Board of Directors Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof was the guest of honour.
The meat of nine cows and a goat – sponsored by 64 YSHHB staff and families – was distributed among less fortunate individuals from several villages.
The guest of honour distributed the Korban meat to Village Head of Kampong Bolkiah ‘A’ and Acting Village Head of Kampong Bolkiah ‘B’ Shahminan bin Haji Matzin; and Village Head of Kampong Setia ‘B’ who is also Acting Penghulu of Mukim Sungai Kebun and Acting Village Head of Kampong Setia ‘A’ Haji Asli bin Haji Mamud.
The ceremony also saw the handing over of donations of BND500 from the BKP YSHHB and BND500 from YSHHB Employee Charitable Fund (TADEKHA) to DANA, by their respective presidents to the Acting Managing Director of YSHHB and Acting CEO of DANA Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) organised a Korban ceremony at its Al-‘Afiah Hall to distribute the meat of six cows to 300 personnel from the V Division, daily paid officers and MoH staff.
Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar and his spouse Datin Dr Hajah Noraslinah binti Haji Ramlee distributed the Korban meat, donated by MoH officers.
Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at the MoH Dr Haji Zulaidi bin Haji Abdul Latif, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the MoH Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin, directors, officers and ministerial staff were present.
At a separate event, 218 chosen individuals from Mukim Lumapas received sacrificial meat during a ceremony at the State Mufti’s Office, Prime Minister’s Office at Jalan Babu Raja.
Three cows, five buffaloes and a goat were slaughtered. The event was co-organised by the State Mufti’s Office, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) and Mulaut Abattoir Sdn Bhd.
State Mufti cum guest of honour Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) cum RB Board Director Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin distributed the Korban meat.
Permanent Secretary (Investment) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) cum RB Board of Directors member Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Deputy State Mufti Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, Assistant General Manager of Brunei Investment Agency cum RB Board of Directors member Ahmad Jefri bin Abdul Rahman, Acting Chief Executive Officer of RB Kamal Ariffin bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Rahman, Acting Penghulu of Mukim Lumapas Haji Suhaili bin Haji Moktar, village heads under Mukim Lumapas and officials from all three institutions also attended.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and welcoming speech by Acting Director of Administration at the State Mufti’s Office cum event chairman Haji Saiful Nizam bin Haji Sulaiman, followed by the distribution of Korban meat by the State Mufti and Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) to 58 village heads.