By Jon Tampoi
– PHOTOS: JON TAMPOI
The workshop on Syariah rules and law, and the execution of halal certification and halal brand of 2005
ended yesterday with a closing ceremony and certificate presentation. The ceremony took place at the
auditorium of Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah in Temasek. Present at the event were heads of
departments, enforcing officers of various government agencies, senior government officers, facilitators and
The guest of honour at the event was Dato Paduka Awg Hj Abdul Rahman bin Hj Mohiddin, Permanent
Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs who also presented the certificates.
In his speech, the guest of honour urged the participants of the course to use the knowledge accordingly and
as a guideline for proper execution of their duties.
The guest of honour called on the participants to understand and memorise the facts and guidelines and
laws for factual references when inspection or enforcement is required.
The objective of the course was to enable a better understanding of the laws and Syariah rules.
There were 266 participants at the three-day course that were divided into several groups. The participants
of the course were Syariah Affairs Department, Islamic Religious Council, State Mufti Office, Royal Brunei
Police Force, Customs and Excise Department, Agriculture Department, Accreditation and Standardisation
Department, Health Services Department, District Offices of Brunei-Muara, Tutong, Temburong and Belait
and Municipal Boards of Bandar Seri Begawan, Tutong, Kuala Belait and Seria.