By Siti Radzeah Rahmat
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today visited the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) here.
His Majesty was received on arrival by the Religious Affairs Minister of Brunei, who is also MUIB President, Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin Othman as well as the staff of the council and Brunei Religious Affairs Ministry officials.
During the goodwill visit lasting about 90 minutes, Sultan Abdullah was given a royal briefing on the council's department and was shown a special exhibition of the department, the Mosque Fund, The Islamic Law Unit and the Halal Food Control Division.
The goodwill visit was part of Sultan Abdullah's three-day State Visit to Brunei beginning Sunday (Aug 18) which was His Majesty's first state visit since he was installed as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on July 30.
Among MUIB's roles were to provide advice to the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on all matters concerning Islamic religion.
In a separate programme, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah visited the Rumah Pertubuhan Perkumpulan Perempuan (W.I) in Bukit Bendera, Tutong here to observe the Brunei traditional food demonstration weaving products besides planting a tree at the organisation's Building ground.
Tunku Azizah was accompanied during the visit by Pengiran Anak Puteri Masna Bolkiah, who is a sister of Sultan Hassanal.