At the function 79 officers and staff of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and departments under it who have retired in 2017 were celebrated in a ceremony in conjunction with the Ministry's Civil Service Day.

On hand to present Certificates of appreciation was Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awg Badaruddin Bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awg Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs. Aside from celebrating the retirees, 8 officers and staff who have received the Civil Service Excellent Employee Award 2017 and 2018 as well as a recipient of the Civil Servant Special Appreciation Award have also received Certificates of Appreciation. The Syariah Affairs Department also received a certificate of appreciation for receiving 3 stars through the Public Sector Performance Grading programme, 3PSA, from the Management Services Department, Prime Minister's Office. Among those present was Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar - Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs. The ceremony was held in the new building of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei