THE Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) held a ceremony to commemorate the new Islamic year of 1440 Hijrah organised by the Royal Customs and Excise Department at the Theatre Hall of the MoFE building, Commonwealth Drive, Jalan Kebangsaan yesterday.
Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah was the guest of honour.
Also present were Deputy Ministers of Finance Dato Seri Paduka Awang Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman and Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin along with permanent secretaries at the MoFE, heads of departments and divisions, and MoFE officers and staff.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by opening remarks from the chairman of the event, Acting Officer at the Royal Customs and Excise Department Haji Muhsin bin Haji Ahmad.
The highlight of the event was a special lecture titled Ilmu dan Amal Nadi Wawasan Negara delivered by an accredited Da’ie from the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) Ustaz Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ajak.
The event was an annual religious activity carried out by the ministry to enliven the new Hijrah year celebration along with strengthening bonds between the officers and staff at the ministry.
Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin, Friday September 21, 2018