The Rites of Sacrifice is one of the practices that is highly demanded by Islam. In this regard, several ministries and parties held the rites of sacrifice ceremonies, yesterday. Yesterday afternoon, the Takmir Committee of the Suri Seri Begawan Raja Pengiran Anak Damit Mosque, Kampung Manggis Madang organised the distribution of sacrificial meat to the Poor and Destitute as well as Orphans groups.
The sacrificial meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs as Advisor of the Mosque's Takmir Committee. This year, 10 buffaloes were sacrificed.
Meanwhile, at Dewan Al-Afiah, the Ministry of Health sacrificed 5 cows at a similar ceremony. The sacrificial meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health and wife.
Also holding a similar ceremony was the Prime Minister's Office and its departments. The sacrificial meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office AND Second Minister of Finance and Economy. Four cows were sacrificed.
The Public Works Department, Ministry of Development sacrificed 4 cows. Present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Engineer Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development. Also in attendance was Dato Seri Paduka Architect Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development.
At the Main Theatre Hall, Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Energy, Departments and Statutory Bodies under it held a similar ceremony by sacrificing 1 buffalo and 3 goats. The sacrificial meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md. Hussein, Minister of Energy.
The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications and its Departments sacrificed NINE cows. Present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Awang Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocomunications.
Brunei Muara District Senior Citizens Activity Centre sacrificed 2 buffaloes. The sacrificial meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.