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36 awarded for outstanding service

HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (L), the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office presenting the Civil Service Excellence Award for Officers and Staff 2011 to a recipient from the Ministry of Communications at the Civil Service Day 2011. Picture: BT/Zamri Zainal

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office yesterday awarded civil servants for their outstanding achievements at the Civil Service Day.

A total of 36 civil servants were chosen for the outstanding service award, and each received $1,000 in cash, a plaque and certificate of appreciation.

Also in attendance were His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malik and Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna.

Meanwhile the 15 teams vying for the Quality Control Circle (QCC) yesterday won the Silver Award, as all the teams fell short for the Gold Award, two years running. Each team took home $1,000 in cash, a certificate of participation and a trophy. The retiring members of the civil service were also honoured, with certificates presented to them via their ministries' permanent secretary.

The theme, "United Towards Achieving Vision 2035 Brunei", was aptly chosen to underline the "importance if the role played by public services of the government...in order to achieve the key goals of the vision", said Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, Hj Mohd 'Abdoh Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Salam.

During his speech at the official opening, Hj Mohd 'Abdoh added that the event was held "in recognition of performance, productivity and exemplary conduct of the civil servants".

He further added that in this regard, the theme, which was used last year, will be used again next year.

Hj Ibrahim, from the Ministry of Home Affairs was extremely thankful to Allah (SWT) and the working committee for being chosen as a recipient of the Civil Service Award of Excellence.

"I would like to urge the members of the civil servants and the district office in particular, that this Civil Service Award can be used as motivation for us to always be aware, determined and innovative in carrying out the duties that have been entrusted, at the same time we must always be trustworthy and honest while doing so," said the Office Supervisor.

Another award winner, Hj Kifli Hj Md Zain, who works as an assistant librarian for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, was also grateful.

"I am extremely happy and I am thankful to HM the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for giving this award to me and also thankful to the minister, and acting director of the Language and Literature Bureau, for they are the ones who assessed and identified that I qualified as a recipient of the award," he said.

Hj Kifli also had words of advice for colleagues who have just begun their careers and those who have been in service for many years: "Raise the level of performance in your work, the level of self worth and confidence in one's self."


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