Also raised was the Compulsory Religious Education Order 2012 from Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman @ Othman. In response to the query, the Minister of Religious Affairs stressed that the order requires parents or guardians to register their children in Religious Schools instead of attending religious studies.
The Compulsory Religious Education Act is not Compulsory Religious Education. The Act makes it mandatory for parents of Muslim children or guardians to send their children to religious schools instead of sending them for religious studies. The Act ensures the existence of religious schools and schooling from the religious aspect.
Source: Radio Television Brunei