Some 756 candidates will soon be sitting for a Malay Language written test as part of the conditions in applying for a Brunei citizenship.
In relation to this, an induction briefing was organised by the Department of Immigration and National Registration, Ministry of Home Affairs for the first batch of candidates, at the multipurpose hall of the Fire and Rescue Department in Berakas.
In his remarks, the Acting Director of Immigration and National Registration, Awg Azmi bin Hj Hafneh said the induction briefing was in line with the requirements for a Brunei citizenship. Candidates need to pass their Malay Language written test as stated under Section 5(1), Section (8) and Paragraph 15 of the Brunei National Registration Act.
"The induction programme is part of the department's initiative towards delivering information, knowledge and better understanding of the social culture and life of the community including the state in accordance with the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB)," said the acting director.
"It is hoped that the inputs from the briefing will be beneficial for the candidates, especially during their Malay Language written test.
"Hopefully the induction briefing will enhance the knowledge of the candidates, not merely for the citizenship exam but to also understand the way of the community life in the country," he added.
The one-day briefing included a presentation delivered by senior officers from the State Adat Istiadat Department, Academy of Brunei Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, the Ministry of Education and the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP). There was also a Q&A session.
The second and third batch of candidates will be attending the same briefing today and tomorrow.