‘Brunei Book of Records’ out soon

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HERE’s one for the books.

The Brunei Book of Records (BBOR), a compilation of record-breaking achievements in the sultanate, is expected to be launched this May.

Speaking to the media yesterday, Datin Paduka Hjh Rokiah Hj Zakiah, president of BBOR, said 1,000 copies will be printed for the book’s first edition, which will take about two months to complete.

“BBOR will be the keeper of national records to instill the spirit of excellence to complement Vision 2035,” said Datin Hjh Rokiah, adding that they will also advise and promote world records, especially among the youth.

“All the passion, determination, and endurance displayed by the achievers and record-breakers in the BBOR will go a long way in fortifying the nation building process,” she said.

She said the hardbound book, with over 200 pages, will showcase the best of Brunei and Bruneians in the field of sports and education.

Mohamad Ismail, director of BBOR, said that certain chapters of the book will feature achievements by Bruneians in various sports such as athletics and golf.

Among the prominent sports figures featured in the book are Seruji Hj Setia, the first Bruneian to qualify for the weekend round of an Asian tour event at the 2008 Brunei Open; Mohd Fakhri Ismail, the first Bruneian to qualify for the 2015 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium; and Maizurah Abdul Rahim, the youngest Bruneian to be awarded an Olympic scholarship by the Brunei Darussalam Olympic Council for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Yesterday’s event saw the presentation of certificates to the three achievers by Datin Hjh Rokiah.

In the field of education, the book will include the first kindergarten and university in Brunei, Mohamad said.

Published by RRN Enterprise, BBOR will be distributed to bookshops and government agencies in the country after its launching.

The Brunei Times