Public servants receive korban meat from ministers
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
KORBAN ceremonies across the country were held yesterday by various government ministries and agencies in celebration of Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar was present to distribute the meat from 10 buffaloes to some 200 members of the ministry.
A total of four buffaloes were sacrificed and the meat was distributed to some 166 members of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) by its minister, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar.
Meanwhile, korban meat from a total of three buffaloes were handed over by the Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman to district officers who will distribute them to members of the ministry and its departments.
A total of 120 of the Ministry of Development’s and 50 recipients from the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) received the portions of sacrificial meat by the Minister of Development, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman in his ministry’s headquarters.
Similarly, the second Minister of Finance, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Hj Abd Rahman Hj Ibrahim distributed meats from a total of four buffaloes and eight goats to about 300 recipients in an event held by the Prime Minister’s Office at the Syariah Courts Building.
Later on that day, the second finance minister also handed over sacrificed meats to 84 financially less fortunate recipients at a ceremony held in the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance.
Meanwhile, around 400 recipients were given sacrificed meats in a similar event held at the Ministry of Health.
Present to distribute the meat was the Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Mohd Yusof and his wife, Datin Paduka Hajah Salmah Hj Hanafiah.
The sacrificed meats were also distributed to patients under the supervision of medical welfare unit at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital.
The Ministry of Education also held their annual Ibadah Korban Ceremony yesterday at the Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre (PTES).
The Minister of Education, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Awg Abu Bakar Hj Apong, and the Deputy Minister of Education, Dato Seri Setia Hj Yusoff Hj Ismail, presented meats from six sacrificed cows to a total of 115 recipients made up of residents near Kg Mulaut.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Defence, Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa Hj Sirat presented sacrificed meats from 11 buffaloes and 11 goats in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence’s surau in Bolkiah Garrison.
Recipients include civilian staff of the ministry and personnel of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) as well as invited village chiefs.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Religious Affairs, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Pg Hj Abd Rahman in his capacity as the advisor the Board of Directors of Perbadanan Taib also distributed meats in an event held at Pengiran Muda Abdul Wakeel Mosque in Kg Kiudang, Tutong.
Similar events were also held by agencies such as the Royal Brunei Police Force, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) yesterday.
The Brunei Times