The Knowledge Convention 2019 in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 73rd birthday celebration is scheduled to take place on the 12th of October.

Carrying the theme 'Manuskrip Islam Mercu Tanda Ketamadunan Umat' or Islamic Manuscript, Landmark of the Ummah's Civilization," as the main agenda, the Knowledge Convention this year is also to commemorate the launching for the permanent building of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Exhibition Hall at Jalan Pengiran Babu Raja. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office stated the matter while chairing the 2nd Meeting of the Knowledge Convention 2019 Steering Committee yesterday morning. It was held at the Prime Minister's Office.

Among those present were Co-Chairman of the Knowledge Convention 2019 Steering Committee, Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education; Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy and Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doktor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, State Mufti as Adviser of the Knowledge Convention 2019 Steering Committee.

Also in attendance were Deputy Co-Chairman of Knowledge Convention 2019 Steering Commitee; Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs; Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda binti Haji C.A. Mohamed, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; Datin Seri Paduka Doktor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education; Dato Seri Paduka Doctor Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy; Permanent Secretaries, Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Permanent Secretaries; Senior Officers at the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports.

The meeting is a follow up to discuss the preparation for the Knowledge Convention 2019 and finalize matters to ensure the smooth running of the event. The meeting also heard reports from committee members regarding the on-going preparations and activities to further enliven the event.

Source: Radio Television Brunei