HRH Crown Prince graces final day of Knowledge Convention

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The final day of the Knowledge Convention's Conference of Malay Experts saw the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office yesterday.

Held at the International Convention Centre as part of His Majesty's 64th birthday celebration, the morning session was dedicated to the keynote forum entitled "Bangsa bestari diredhai langit dan bumi" (Intelligent Nation Blessed in the Now and Hereafter).

Accompanying the Crown Prince was His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik.

Dato Seri Setia Hj Yusoff Hj Ismail, chairman of the Knowledge Convention's Keynote Forum Committee, said the keynote forum focused on the sanctity of Al-Quran as a guide to the Islamic way of life, that is based on Islamic law, faith and behaviour.

Dato Hj Yusoff ,who is also the Deputy Minister of Education, added that a nation developed this way will benefit in this world and the hereafter, and blessed by the Creator of heaven and earth (Allah SWT).

The forum featured three invited panelists: Malaysian consultant Dr Danial Zainal Abidin, Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, chief of Education Division of the Consumers Association of Penang and Ustaz (Dr) Muhammad Uthman El-Muhammady, Thought and Civilisation (Istac), International Islamic Universiti of Malaysia (IIUM).

Dato Paduka Dr Hj Ismail Hj Duraman, director of Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies moderated at the forum.

The three-day conference was officially launched by His Majesty and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, with Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha and other royal family members gracing the keynote lecture on the second day.

The Knowledge Convention Conference of Malay Experts featured 29 local and foreign experts to discuss topics related to Malay intelligence and civilisation in the historical aspects as well as at present and the future.

This year's convention, themed "Intelligent Malay Civilisation", comprises a series of seminars and talks in all four districts.

The Brunei Times


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