Flag, anthem, as important as spirit
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
MEMBERS of Kg STKRJ Lambak Kiri Village Consultative Council (MPK) attended a briefing yesterday organised by the Information Department that was aimed to revive and inspire patriotism in members of the public.
Leading the delegation of MPK members was the guest of honour at the event, the Village Head of STKRJ Lambak Kiri cum the Acting Penghulu of Mukim Berakas A, Hj Hamdani Omar.
The briefing was held at the Information Department’s Headquarters at Airport Lama and was conducted under the Information Department’s Informed Society Programme.
According to a press release by the department, the programme was established to inspire members of the public to enhance their way of living while also being informed of the importance of appreciating the national flag and anthem.
Among the topics that were discussed during the briefing were the Structure and System of the State’s Administration and Appreciating the National Flag and Anthem.
In an interview with media, Hj Hamdani Omar said that he was grateful for the briefing that was provided as it allowed him as well as the MPK members to be reminded of how Brunei has developed as a country over the years.
“There are a lot of things that we have largely ignored or maybe have forgotten such as the history of our national flag or anthem (but) this briefing reminded us that these are the things that we need to know and be proud of,” he said.
The village head went on to say that after the briefing, he intends to hold a meeting with the other members of his MPK to discuss regarding the village’s future plans in trying to inspire patriotism among their community.
He added that the briefing also inspired him and his MPK members to strive in trying to develop their village as well as the villages under the Mukim Berakas A.
Hj Dayang Hj Kassim, an officer from the Information Department who was one of the presenters during the briefing said that the department will continue to improve the Informed Society Programme as it creates awareness among the public.
“This programme will help members of the public to realise their patriotic spirit (and) it also helps us to disseminate accurate information regarding our country at the ground level by approaching villages and mukims in the nation,” he added.
The Brunei Times