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By: Hajah Siti Zuraihah Haji Awang Sulaiman / Photo: Muhammad Asri Haji Awang Abas
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Wednesday, May 2. – Post-Graduate Civic Village Participants continue to be exposed with official government information to equip them with knowledge that can enable entrepreneurs to be competitive and prepare for visionary, quality, highly skilled and capable of self-reliance.
In this regard, the participants were brought to the Departments of Adat Istiadat Negara (JAIN) in the capital, which was responsible for providing state invitations, seating arrangments and handling affairs relating to protocols, as well as conducting of the ceremonies that are steeped in royal tradition.
During the visit, the participants listened to a briefing on 'Terasul dan Bahasa Pengganti Diri Bahasa Dalam' presented by Research Officer, JAIN, Awang Mohammad Khairol Nazwan bin Karim.
According to Awang Mohammad Khairol Nazwan, the aim of attaching prefix (known locally as terasul) before the name of a person is to honour and pay homage to the person addresed and not let his name become common or insignificant.
Prefixes (terasul) is used appropriately for certain circumstances or official settings such as letters and events that are casual or formal.
The prefixes (terasul) enable a person to decide which personal pronoun to use when speaking to certain people.
The participants then had the opportunity to visit the existing Lapau Building which was completed in 1968.
Among the important events that took place at the building was the Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah on August 1, 1968.
While the ongoing ceremony is the Istiadat Membuka Naubat and the Istiadat Membuka Gendang Jaga-Jaga.
JAIN was established to protect, safeguard, maintain and retain the intangible attributes of the Bruneian identity so that they remain part of the national heritage that form the basis of nation bulding.