Ministry of Development crowns Quran reading champs

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

HJ EDDY Huzaimi Hj Mat Yassin and Ratinah Hj Hidup were named champions of the Ministry of Development’s Tilawah Al-Quran Competition in their respective categories yesterday.

Hj Eddy Huzaimi from the Building Services Department and the Survey Department’s Ratinah bested two other Quran readers in their respective categories for the top spot.

Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin Abdullah presented trophies and prizes to the winners.

The event was held as part of the ministry’s Isra’ Mikraj 1437 Hijrah celebration.

Three finalists competed for the title in the male category and another three in the female category.

Hj Eddy Huzaimi scored 87.5 per cent, the highest mark given by judges in the competition.

Second place went to Mohammad Yusrin Daud from the Survey Department with 78.25 per cent followed by Mohammad Isham Mudin Hj Maidin from the Technical Services Department with 67 per cent.

Ratinah scored 81.75 per cent for the qariah category.

Building Services Department personnel Rosnani Hj Mohiddin and Soffina Ali Hassan from the Mechanical and Electrical Department were named second and third place winners. Rosnani scored 67.5 per cent while Soffina scored 53 per cent.

The event took place at the Indera Pahlawan Hall of the Ministry of Development Technical Centre in Berakas.

The Brunei Times