Bruneian students reminded to uphold Islamic values
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
WE MUST remain steadfast under the leadership of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and uphold Islamic values in our persistence to implement strategic plans under Brunei’s Vision 2035, the religious affairs minister said.
“We must also preserve social harmony and traditional practices of friendship and camaraderie among all citizens and residents - as enshrined within the Vision 2035 document — in ensuring the highest level of progress for Brunei Darussalam and its people, and in remaining as a peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous country with a Malay Muslim Monarchy (MIB) identity.”
Minister of Religious Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awg Othman said this while delivering a special lecture attended by Bruneian students in Egypt on Monday. The get-together took place in conjunction with the minister’s visit to Cairo to attend the 26th General Conference in the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
During the lecture titled “Illahi Selamatkan Brunei Darussalam (God Save Brunei Darussalam)”, the minister also described the significance of the words of prayer in Brunei’s national anthem, and the “Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan and Negara Brunei Darussalam” text”.
The minister also described important episodes in Bruneian history since the rule of the country’s first Muslim monarch in the thirteenth century until it achieved sovereignty in 1984.
Also in attendance during the get-together with the Bruneian students were Brunei Ambassador to Egypt Hj Abd Kahar Hj Hussin and his spouse; Permanent Secretary of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Aziz Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Hj Mohd Yusuf, and other members of the Bruneian embassy in Egypt.
In his welcoming speech, Hj Abd Kahar said there were currently more than 200 Bruneian students in Egypt, 122 out of which are scholars under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The Brunei Times