Boost protection from negative elements

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Informal Meeting of Ministers of the Council of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Republic of Singapore (MABIMS) is constantly faced with new challenges and threats to the Islamic law, said the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

“We have to improve our efforts in preventing negative elements that might give bad implication in spreading the Islamic knowledge,’’ Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Minister of Religious Affairs Brunei Darussalam said at the 16th MABIMS, which took place at the Nusa Dua Hotel & Spa in Bali, Republic of Indonesia.

He also encouraged the members to promote the MABIMS worldwide, hoping it can strengthen and unite Muslims worldwide and provide Islamic teachings to the public.

‘‘By having MABIMS, we hope it can strengthen the unity of Muslims in MABIMS countries and able to make the Muslim as progressive society in who love peace and harmony,’’ he said.

The meeting marking the 25 years of the presence of MABIMS, themed “Religion as a blessing for mankind”, discussed four topics.

The meeting reviewed the reports from the previous informal meeting that was held in the Sultanate to confirm the minutes of the 15th informal annual meeting of MABIMS in 2012.

The meeting also examined and verified the results of the 39th meeting of senior officials and examined the agreements from the 15th informal meeting of MABIMS.

In his speech, the minister expressed his appreciation to the founders of MABIMS and encouraged the present members to continue and strengthen it.

Accompanying the minister was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Aziz Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Hj Yussof.

The Brunei Times