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Launch of the Distribution of His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik delivering his sabda
May 19th, 2017 | 07:39 AM | 1541 views
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His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Chairman of the Committee of Governors of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in a sabda stresses that as grassroots leaders, Penghulu Mukim and Village Chiefs should show good and firm leadership to ensure that the distribution of the Personal Gift of Dates from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam will be carried out with full responsibility and trust. His Royal Highness made the sabda during the launch of the Distribution of His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates in Conjunction with the upcoming holy month of Ramadhan. In the sabda, His Royal Highness expresses regret that a number of Penghulu Mukim and Village Chiefs still did not carry out the distribution of the dates properly and sincerely as entrusted to them. The ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall of the Prime Minister's Office this afternoon.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, the Minister of Education as the Chairman of Yayasan Board of Directors, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs as the Second Deputy Chairman of Yayasan Board of Directors, Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs who is also a Member of Yayasan Committee of Governors and Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohamad Yusof, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports as a Member of Yayasan Board of Directors.
The ceremony began with the reading of Al-Fatihah led by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin, Shari'ah Court of Appeals Judge. In the welcoming address, the Minister of Education the personal gifts of dates showed His Majesty's deepest care and concern for all the country's citizens and other Muslim residents in the country. The gifts also reflected His Majesty's love and strong interest in the welfare of the people.
In the Sabda, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik highlights the trust often associated with leaders. This is because a leader has a big responsibility in leading any organisation and even the country to the pinnacle of glory and success. His Royal Highness adds without trustworthiness, bad elements such as corruption and abuse of power will be rampant and detrimental to efforts towards improvement.
His Royal Highness also distributed His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates to Military Commanders and Commandants of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Directors of Formations of the Royal Brunei Police Force. The official launch of the distribution of His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates marked the start of the distribution of the Monarch's personal gifts to country's Muslim citizens and residents.
His Royal Highness then consented to officiate the distribution of His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates to the country's Penghulu Mukim and Village Chiefs. The Personal Gift of Dates from His Majesty is meant for breaking the fast in the month of Ramadhan. Every Ramadhan, Muslims in the country await for the gifts as they are the symbol of His Majesty's deep love and care for the people.
It is the hope of Yayasan that the Mukim and village leaders throughout the country and others given the responsibility to distribute the Personal Gift of Dates from His Majesty will use their discretion to ensure the Monarch's personal gifts are received properly and enjoyed by the every Muslim in the country. To bless the ceremony, the Doa Selamat was read by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin.
The Personal Gift of Dates from His Majesty for breaking the fast is among the blessings of Allah the Almighty that Muslims should be thankful for. The country's citizens and residents, especially the Muslims express their highest gratitude to His Majesty Sultan and Yang DiPertuan of Brunei Darussalam for His Majesty's personal gifts.
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