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​BOLKIAH GARRISON, THURSDAY, 24 APRIL 2020 - The Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) held a Dates Distribution Ceremony of the “Kurma Kurnia Peribadi” His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam 1441H/2020M at Level 2, Tower Block, Ministry of Defence. The distribution of dates is an annual project managed by Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, as a personal gift from His Majesty the Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and members of the royal family to muslims in the sultanate.

Present as the Guest of Honour at the ceremony was Yang Mulia Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Mohd Sharif bin Dato Paduka Haji Ibrahim, Joint Force Commander, Royal Brunei Armed Forces. 

The ceremony began with a Tahlil and Doa Arwah recital led by a representative from the Religious Department, Royal Brunei Armed Forces, followed by the distribution of the “Kurma Kurnia Peribadi” to officers and staff of JFHQ, presented by the Guest of Honour. In an effort to assist the Ministry of Health to “flatten the curve” and curb the spread of covid-19, this year’s Tahlil and Doa Arwah was held in two separate sessions and officers and staff of JFHQ practiced social distancing during the Tahlil recital.