Uphold Harmonious Life to Ensure the Continuous Peace and Prosperity
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 in a titah emphasises that Brunei Darussalam's citizens and residents should maintain and uphold the harmonious life of the country's communities to ensure the continuous peace and prosperity which future generations will inherit. Touching on the welfare and wellbeing of People With Different Abilities, His Majesty in the titah gives consent for the amendment of the Pension and Allowance For People With Special Needs Act and Regulation which will take effect on the 1st of January 2018. His Majesty's titah in conjunction with the New Year of 2018 was broadcast by Radio Television Brunei earlier in the evening. In the titah, His Majesty also expresses gratitude to Allah the Almighty for blessings that enabled the implementation of most of the national plans last year. On the glorious moment of the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne, His Majesty expresses appreciation and thanks to all the parties directly or indirectly involved in making the Golden Jubilee celebration and all its events a great success.
His Majesty Outlines the Excellent Education Achievements
In the titah, His Majesty also outlines several excellent achievements in education, these include the success of Universiti Teknologi Brunei in achieving 4 stars in the overall QS assessment and the commencing of operations at the Leadership and Lifelong Learning Centre of the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA as well as the recent opening of the UBD-FPT Global Centre in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. His Majesty also highlights a number of government facilities provided in the socio-economic field, including the establishment of Bank Usahawan or the Entrepreneurs Bank which will begin operations in early 2018.
A World of Justice
In the international arena, His Majesty says Brunei Darussalam will continue to foster and strengthen relations and cooperation with friendly nations besides extending humanitarian relief aid. The Monarch also stresses the country's firm stand to see a world of justice where oppression and encroachment do not exist.
Alpha Obstacle Challenge
Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Muntaqim ibni His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince participated in the 'Alpha Obstacle Challenge 2017'. The event was held yesterday morning at the Berakas Forest Reserve Recreational Park.
Doa Kesyukuran Ceremony
The Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association will commemorate its 85th years of establishment tomorrow. In conjunction with its anniversary, The reading of Surah Yasin 85 times and Doa Kesyukuran was held yesterday afternoon at the association's religious hall in Gadong.
The Spotlight Event
The Spotlight aims to provide a unique platform for everyone especially the youth in Brunei Darussalam to showcase a variety of interesting talent and skill performances. 12 participants took part in the event, last night.
Presentation of Endowment
The Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque in Kampung Jerudong yesterday afternoon received an endowment in the form of a hearse and mosque equipment for the mosque's use. The endowment from Kampung Jerudong residents is hope to facilitate funeral management in the village and its surroundings.
Zikrullah means to remember Allah. Those who continuously recites the zikir will always be close to Allah. Zikir is not limited to only reciting the name of Allah SWT, but it can be practised in various ways such as reading Al-Quran and avoiding sinful acts. This was among the contents of the dawn lecture during the 'Masjidku Makmur, Negara Berkat' programme at the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, early yesterday morning.
Mosque Youths Camp Closing Ceremony
The young generation has the highest level of fitness in the human cycle that can contribute significantly to the community. This was proven by stories delivered in Islamic Development history that showed the youth's role and contribution in building the nation and country civilisation - in all aspects of life. Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, the Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs explained these matter at the Closing Ceremony of Nationwide Mosque Youths Camp programme, yesterday afternoon.
Various Interesting Activities Lined Up In Conjunction with Brunei December Festival
Bandar Seri Begawan was further enlivened with several events including traditional Malay kuih or cakes competition. The Bandar Seri Begawan Royal Wharf became the focus of the cooking competition and Nyirik Culinary Challenge organised by the Eco Village and Eco Ponies Garden.