Retirees told to continue contributing to society

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

RETIREES from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) were reminded to not let their experience and expertise go to waste despite ending their service with the government.

During the ministry’s 22nd civil service day celebration yesterday, MoRA Permanent Secretary Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Aziz Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Hj Md Yusof in his remarks said that retired officers and staff should look at retirement as a transitional period.

“Retirement from the civil service... is not the end but instead it opens up opportunities to move a step forward leading to new destinations and experiences,” he said.

“We believe that all the experience and knowledge owned by (retirees) is of utmost value, it is so valuable that it should be shared with society. It is worthy to be shared and shown to our younger generation who are in need of guidance and support,” added the permanent secretary.

He said that such expertise could also be used to help tackle issues that are currently faced by society and the country.

Retirees should continue to help the ministry as they have the unique position of having been a part of the ministry, and now as members of the public who are no longer a part of the civil service, said the official.

A total of 44 officers and staff who retired from 2014 were feted in the ceremony.

The retirees received certificates and tokens of appreciation from Minister of Religious Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman.

According to a statement from the ministry, the ceremony was held to show appreciation and honour the efforts put in place by retirees during the course of their service while also fostering closer ties between those that have yet to retire with the retirees.

The ceremony also saw the ministry show appreciation to three civil servants who were recognised for excellence during last year’s national level Civil Service Day.

The Brunei Times