The Paper Theme Forum of the MABIMS Senior Officers Meeting is one of the agendas of the Senior Officers Meeting which deliberated on the paper's theme namely 'Islam Liberalisasi, Isu dan Cabaran Serta Usaha Membendungnya' or Islamic Liberalisation, Issues and Challenges as well as Efforts to Curb it. This was shared by Doctor Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Ra'es of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB at the Paper Theme Forum of the 43rd MABIMS Senior Officers Meeting and the 18th Informal Meeting of the Brunei Darussalam, Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia and Republic of Singapore Religious Ministers, yesterday morning.

According to the Ra'es of KUPU SB, the theme is in line with the phenomena where the harmony and purity of Muslims is challenged with the existence of several associations or different line of thoughts under Islamic umbrella. These groups are known as Islamic liberalist where they bring different ideologies or thinking that deviate from the teachings of Islam.

Among those in attendance were Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs; Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs; and Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs. The panelists comprised of officers from host country, Republic of Indonesia, Singapore as well as Malaysia, and over one hundred people attended the forum.

Source: Radio Television Brunei