The Ministry of Defence yesterday morning held a special religious talk in conjunction with the Nuzul Al-Quran celebration and presentation of donations to orphans. The function took place at Bolkiah Garrison.
Among those present were Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Second Minister of Defence; Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF; and Retired Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma'awiah, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. The special talk was delivered by Ak Ahmad Faris Ramadhani bin Pg Haji Sellahuddin, Mosque Affairs Officer, Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The donations were presented to 74 orphans comprising children of the Ministry of Defence employees who have passed away. The donations aim to alleviate the financial burden on the recipients and assist with their Hari Raya preparations.