The Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday held a 46 times Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the renaming of the capital from Bandar Brunei to Bandar Seri Begawan.

The Khatam Al-Quran ceremony began with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs. The ceremony was organised by the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department with the cooperation of the Brunei Muara District Office. Some 1,486 people took part in the Khatam Al-Quran. The ceremony coincided with a special talk to celebrate the 1438 Hijrah New Year, which was delivered by Awang Isham bin Ismail, a speaker from the Islamic Dakwah Centre.

Source: Radio Television Brunei News.