23 participants took part in the National Finals of the Selected Surah Memorisation and Understanding Competition for members of Mukim and Kampung Consultative Councils and members of Mosque Takmir Committees in the country yesterday . The competition was held in conjunction with His Majesty Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 70th Birthday Celebration. It took place at the Tutong District Civic Centre Complex.

The event was attended by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar Bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs. Six categories were contested. Awang Ahmad Huzaifah Bin Haji Awang Hasbi from Brunei-Muara District and Dayang Nur’Amerra Hafeezah Binti Shahraimi from Tutong District won in the categories for boys and girls.

In the Youth categories, the champions were Abdul Wafiy Bin Haji Abdul Kardiroshman from Tutong District and Dayang Nor Hamizah Binti Aji from Temburong District. Meanwhile, Awang Haji Mohd Asri Bin Haji Timbang from Temburong District and Dayang Noriah Binti Tuah from Brunei-Muara District were the winners in the adult categories for men and women. Prizes were presented by the Minister of Home Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei