HM Sultan Brunei Appoints New Members Brunei Islamic Religious Council

Sultan appoints new members of MUIB
August 25, 2017

| Azlan Othman |

THE Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) announced that His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented for the appointment of new members of the MUIB in accordance with Section 13 of the Islamic Religious Council Act and Kadhi Court, Chapter 77 for a period of three years from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020.
  • The Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman has been appointed as the President of the MUIB. 
  • Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, 
  • Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, 
  • Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, 
  • Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, 
  • Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, and 
  • Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi have been appointed as members of MUIB.
Other members are:
  • State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned and 
  • Attorney General Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati binti Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Salleh (member due to post).
Also appointed are:
  • Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar, 
  • Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Haji Kifrawi bin Dato Paduka Haji Kifli, 
  • Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Begawan Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Umar, 
  • Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Awang Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri bin Begawan Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Umar, 
  • Pehin Jawatan Luar Pekerma Raja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Mohd Zain bin Haji Serudin, 
  • YB Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal; 
  • Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr Ustaz Awang Haji Yahya bin Haji Ibrahim, 
  • Deputy Minister of Education Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, 
  • Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, 
  • Syariah Court of Appeal Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin, 
  • Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Raja Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Mohd Ali bin Haji Mohd Daud, 
  • Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Metussin bin Haji Baki, 
  • Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam (member due to post), 
  • Permanent Panel for Syariah Court of Appeal Judge Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Tasim bin Haji Akim, 
  • Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Mohd Yusof, 
  • Deputy State Mufti Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, and 
  • Senior Istinbat Officer, Group 2 Haji Dinnie bin Haji Abdullah.
Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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