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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Bruneian places 2nd in Quran contest

2011-08-23 A BRUNEIAN has won second place in the country's first participation of the Malay Islamic World Al-Quran Competition in Melaka, Malaysia on Sunday.Qari (male Quran reader) Zul-Hafiz Tengah returned home to a hero's welcome at the Brunei...

Defence Ministry marks Nuzul Al-Quran

2011-08-23 THE Ministry of Defence yesterday organised a religious talk at the Bolkiah Garrison to commemorate the Nuzul Al-Quran event in the holy month of Ramadhan.Among others in attendance at the ceremony was the guest of honour, the Deputy Defence...

Monday, 22 August 2011

Improve jobseekers' work ethics, gov't told

2011-08-22 THE government should look into improving jobseekers' work ethics, apart from equipping them with technical skills, private sector employees said yesterday.Training to improve their attitudes, such as self-discipline, hard work and providing...

Ramadhan means brisk business for vendors selling scented water

2011-08-22 SMALL-TIME vendors take Ramadhan as a good opportunity to sell the aing asah-asahan (loosely translated as scented water) at cemeteries due to increasing number of visitors.More people are visiting cemeteries to recite the Tahlil and Yassin to...

Failure to pay Zakat Fitrah can be punishable, Muslims warned

2011-08-22 MUSLIMS in the country have been reminded to pay their Zakat Fitrah, because under the religious court act those found to be failing to pay while they are liable to do it can be punished.The Religious Court and the Kadhi Courts Act Chapter 77,...

WCBD's Khatam Al-Quran service

2011-08-22 THE Women's Council of Brunei Darussalam (WCBD) yesterday organised a tadarus and a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony with 100 people in attendance. Council president Pg Datin Paduka Hjh Mariam Pg Hj Matarsat, who hosted the activities at her residence,...

Orphans advised to gain success via education

2011-08-22 YOUNG orphans in the country have been encouraged to pursue education and success by keeping themselves close to Allah (SWT) and be more hardworking in their studies, said the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs yesterday.Pehin Datu Lailaraja Mejar...

Lesson from visiting cemeteries

2011-08-22 VISITING the cemetery is more prevalent among Muslims during the months of Ramadhan and Aidilfitri celebrations.Muslims during the month of Ramadhan would visit cemeteries more often to offer prayers for departed loved ones by reciting Surah Yassin...

People call for harsher punishments

2011-08-22 To protect endangered animalsMEMBERS of the public have voiced outrage hearing the report on 4,700 turtle eggs being seized by the Marine Police recently and have asked for a heavier punishment to be implemented to deter people from harming...

Northern Mindanao to grow 2.168 million new trees

2011-08-22 A TOTAL of 4,336 hectares of land in Northern Mindanao have been targeted to be planted with various species of trees under the National Greening Programme (NGP).With NGPs target of planting 500 seedlings per hectare, the region expects to grow 2,...

Sabah CM reiterates commitment to tackle illegal immigrants

2011-08-22 SABAH Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman yesterday reiterated the strong commitment of both state and federal governments in tackling the issue of illegal immigrants in Sabah. !He said the government was serious in handling the illegal immigrant...

US explores investment opportunities in Biak

2011-08-22 A US Embassy staff from Jakarta visited Biak Numfor last Friday to continue exploring investment opportunities in the West Papua regency.During a visit headed by embassy official Kopt Joel, the US Embassy entourage listened to Biak Numfor regent...

Continuing the tradition of Khatam Al-Quran

2011-08-22 MEMBERS of the Women's Bureau for the consultative council of Mukim Lumapas held a Khatam Al-quran ceremony yesterday, one of the many religious activities that happen at the grassroot level during Ramadhan. The ceremony was aimed at learning more...

Tahfiz Institute to form alumni group

2011-08-22 FORMER students of the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Al-Quran Tahfiz Institute (ITQSHHB), who attended the Quran memorisation institute before it was moved to its current campus along Jalan Tutong, yesterday held a reunion in the form of a Khatam Al-...

'Talk with me' project to better English skills

2011-08-22 THE Datu Ahmad Kampong Burung Pingai Ayer Primary School recently launched a "Talk with Me" project for its 230 students, encouraging them to converse in English language with hopes to improve their language skills and in turn elevate...

Be careful with using contact lens

2011-08-22 PEOPLE wear contact lens to correct their vision, however, improper handling and care of the lens can also harm the user's eyes. Mohan Ramalingan, an eye specialist at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (Ripas) Hospital, said it was essential for...

Deprived patients receive assistance

2011-08-22 SEVEN underprivileged patients in Tutong district yesterday received assistance in the form of basic foodstuffs and monetary contribu-tions from the Ministry of Health.Led by Minister of Health Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj...

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Khatam al-Quran livens Ramadhan

2011-08-21 A TOTAL of 315 personnel from Islamic Studies Department were celebrated in a Khatam al-Quran ceremony at Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kg Kiarong yesterday.The participants of the ceremony, which was held in conjunction with the Nuzul al-...

Marine Police seize 4,700 turtle eggs

2011-08-21 A TOTAL of 4,700 turtle eggs were seized by the Marine Police following an inspection conducted on a fisherman's boat on Thursday.Based on a statement issued by the Royal Brunei Police Force yesterday, the Marine Police were patrolling the...

Police push for legal firecrackers

2011-08-21 Public told to observe safe firework funPOLICE yesterday reminded vendors of fireworks and firecrackers to refrain from selling those which do not meet the requirements set by the authorities or they would face a fine of up to $3,000.The advisory...

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