The New Moon of Syawal has not Sighted
By the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al- Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the country will celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri on Friday, the 14th of May 2021. The announcement was made following the result of the sighting of the month of Syawal that was broadcast through Radio and Television Brunei.
Sighting Of New Moon of Syawal
The delegation assigned to sight the new moon of Syawal 1442 Hijrah comprising Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Engineer Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development; Dato Seri Paduka Architect Awang Haji Marzuki bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development; Syar'ie Judges and the Syariah Courts officials, the State Judiciary Department, the Prime Minister's Office together with officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Survey Department, as well as officials from the State Mufti Department.
Moon Sighting Result Meeting
Muslims in the country will celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri on Friday. This was explained by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs as the Yang Di-Pertua of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB after a meeting and receiving the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
Latest on COVID-19 Case in Brunei Darussalam
One new imported COVID-19 case was reported yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam to 231. The Ministry of Health in its press release on the latest COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam, reported that Case 231 is a 46-year-old man, who arrived in the country from Manila on the 23rd of April 2021. The individual has no symptoms of infection. Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed that there were no close contacts for the case as he was quarantined upon arrival in the country and the entire travel arrangements upon arrival and self-isolation have been in accordance with the existing standard operating procedure.
Tithe Money Collection Presentation
A total of $246,546.77 zakat fitrah or tithe money collected via online have been handed over to the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB. The presentation ceremony took place yesterday MORNING at the Dewan Multaqa Lobby, Ministry of Religious Affairs. The online zakat fitrah payment service was introduced by MUIB this year with a selection of services namely BIBD 'QuickPay', eZakat DST, Taib Zakat Fitrah Online Banking and Progresif PAY. The services have been opened to the public since the 1st of Ramadhan until the 28th of Ramadhan 1442H before the Maghrib prayer.
Irrigation System Capacity Expansion Project
The Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism has signed a contract agreement amounting to 6 point 5 Million dollars with Seri Ghanimi Contractor Sdn Bhd. The signing was for the Irrigation System Capacity Expansion Project as well as the Improvement and Upgrading of Betumpu Farm Agriculture Development Area and Flood Mitigation Project. The signing was held at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony
In conjunction with the closing of the Ihya Ramadhan Programme, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF, held a Khatam Al-Quran and Breaking of the Fast Ceremony with 80 new converts comprising officers and personnel of the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF. The ceremony was held at Surau Ad-Difa', Bolkiah Garrison yesterday afternoon.
Awang Mohammad Aliff bin Haji Awang Madial won the Monument Design Competition at the Mukim Labu Roundabout, Temburong District. Some 45 designs were submitted for the competition with an assessment of the uniqueness and attraction. The prize presentation for the competition was held yesterday morning at the Civic Centre Complex in Bangar Town, Temburong District.
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the Department of Community Development, JAPEM, yesterday morning held a Presentation of Financial Assistance from the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to a family who fell victim to the strong wind disaster that occurred on the 6th of May in Kampung Manggis Satu. The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Donations Presentation to Orphans
28 orphans from Kampung Jerudong 'A', received donations late yesterday afternoon, the donations were presented by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Pahlawan Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jaafar bin Haji Abdul Aziz, as Advisor to the Kampung Jerudong 'A' Consultative Council. The ceremony coincided with a tahlil Ceremony for Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji Abdul Azim.