Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Matarsad from Brunei Muara District emerged champion of the Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran in conjunction with the International Day of Older Persons. The Competition organised by the Senior Citizens Activity Centres, PKWE's in the four districts with the cooperation of the Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports was held at the Dewan Kemasyarakatan Dua, Lambak Kanan National Housing Scheme.
Second place went to the participant from Temburong District, Awang Mohd Jaya bin Mohd Basri and Awang Haji Bakar bin Murah from Tutong District came in third. Meanwhile emerging champion of the qariah or female reader category was Hajah Dayang binti Jais from Tutong District while Dayang Hajah Alimah binti Haji Matasan from Brunei Muara District came in second.
Prizes were presented by Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Also present were Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, member of the Legislative Council; Awang Misle bin Haji Abdul Karim, Brunei Muara District Officer and Dayang Rostinah binti Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Sura Pahlawan Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Tahir, Acting Director of Community Development.
Source: Radio Television Brunei