The book titled 'Raja Melakar Sejarah' written by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti has been named as the Best ASEAN General Book 2018.

Meanwhile, the translation of the book, "'The King Who Shapes History' received the award for the Best ASEAN Book Translation 2018. Published by the State Mufti Department, the Prime Minister's Office, the books were written as the author's gifts in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of the Rule of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

The awards were announced during the ASEAN Books Award Ceremony 2018 organised by the Malaysian foundation, Yayasan Pembangunan Buku Negara Malaysia (YPBM) in conjunction with the Malaysia National Books Award Ceremony 2018 held today at the Dunia Putra Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Receiving the awards on behalf of the State Mufti Department was Awang Haji Saiful Nizam bin Haji Sulaiman, the Acting Director of Administration at the State Mufti Department. The awards were recognition and appreciation as well as motivation for book prime movers, publishers and writers to engage in the publication of books. At the same time it is to spur them to play a role in developing and empowering the book industry.

The book, 'RAJA MELAKAR SEJARAH' focuses on His Majesty, and who and how His Majesty is the Monarch, the head of the government and nation. It covers aspects such as personality or character and style of leadership in leading and governing the country and government. This year the State Mufti Department sent three books to for the awards ceremony namely, "Raja Melakar Sejarah", "The King Who Shapes History" and As-Siyasah Asy-Syar'iyyah.

Source: Radio Television Brunei