Tunjukkan catatan dari Ogos, 2008

Education Deputy Minister Receives Writers Award.

THE Deputy Minister of Education was awarded the 2008 Southeast Asian (SEA) Write Award for his fourth anthology of poems entitled, "Rinduku" (My Yearning). Pg Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Pg Hj Abdul Rahman is this year's Brunei recipient of the prestigious award given to regional writers by the Kingdom of Thailand. The deputy minister received the award at a ceremony witnessed by senior officers of the Language and Literature Bureau, close friends and his family at his residence in Kg Jangsak.
Pg Dato Dr Hj Mohammad, who has been writing since 1961, said that he did not anticipate the honour of being awarded with such a prestigious award. "My family and I are very proud for this award," he said. "I will try to my best to continue writing," he added. According to the deputy minister the inspiration to write often came at unforeseeable times but he would usually pray before sitting down and start writing. Director of Language and Literature Bureau, …

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Local writers urged to promote HM's vision

LOCAL writers and poets can play an important role in realising His Majesty's aspiration of making Brunei Darussalam a zikir nation in constant appraisal of Allah (SWT) as mentioned in His Majesty's titah on the eve of Hari Raya Aidil Adha 2007.This was said by Pg Bahrom Pg Hj Bahar, deputy permanent secretaryat the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports during the prize presentation for creative Bahana Magazine competition yesterday at Balai Sarmayuda of the Language and Literature Bureau.

The guest of honour commented that with writers acute and critical mind, they are capable of expressing their observation on current issues in writing. He said the nation's current issues largely stemmed from globalisation. Writers role in combating negative influence of globalisation lie in their ability to increase public awareness by mentioning the importance of religion in life. "In their novels, poems and poetry, these local writers could include the importance of religion for t…

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BSP sponsors $8,000 for DBP's Kreatif Bahana

Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd (BSP) yesterday handed over $8,000 in sponsorship to the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) at Balai Sarmayuda. On hand to present the sponsorship was BSP Foreign Affairs Advisor Hajah Masni binti Haji Munir to DBP Director Dr Mataim bin Haji Bakar. The contribution will be used for the prizes of Kreatif Bahana, an annual project organised by the bureau since its inception in 1995.

The committee for Kreatif Bahana has compiled some 47 short stories, 312 poetries and 16 traditional poetries (syair and pantun). All these creative items will be assessed by a panel and the winner will receive a cash prize and a plaque, sponsored by BSP. Among the objectives of the competition is to upgrade the quality of local literary work by local writers. Other contributions from BSP include a mobile library in Kuala Belait and a reference room at the Kampong Pandan library, in line with the company's goal to promote a reading culture and ICT among the youth.

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Tema-tema patriotisme lewat antologi puisi 'Kembara Merdeka, Dua Dekat meniti Usia.'

Kita sebagai penulis berasa bertuah dengan penerbitan antologi puisi Kembara Merdeka, Dua Dekad Meniti Usia dengan tema Patriotisme Teras Keteguhan Negara iaitu tema Hari Kebangsaan Negara Brunei Darussalam Ke-20 yang telah diterbitkan lebih kurang lima tahun yang lepas (2004). Antologi ini memuatkan 91 buah puisi daripada 62 orang penulis tanah air seperti A.Hashim Hamid, A. Mahad, Abdullah Tahir, Adi Rumi, Adi Zaky, Aminah Haji Momin, Badaruddin H.O, Brahim A.H.T, Haji Mariat bin Haji Abdullah, Mahmudamit,, Shukri Zain, PH Muhammad Abdul Aziz dan lain-lain penulis yang tidak dapat disebutkan di sini.
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Winning writers receive accolades.

The prize presentation ceremony for the various competition programmes of the 2008 Knowledge Convention, in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 62nd birthday celebration, was held yesterday at the International Convention Centre in Berakas. Present as the guest of honour at the event was Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin OKML Haji Mohd Yusof, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, who also presented prizes to the winners.
In his welcoming address, Dr Mataim bin Bakar, Director of the Language and Literature Bureau, said that the number of people participating in additional competitions have been encouraging over the years. He also said that the competition saw more seasoned writers putting up a tougher fight against stiff opposition from the fresh writers. Before the results of the competitions were announced, Dr Mataim also summarised some of the findings made by the judges from various competitions.
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Ruangan Sastera Dalam Akhbar Tempatan Perlu Diisi Oleh Penulis Kita.

Tidak dinafikan akhbar adalah merupakan media yang sangat berguna sekali di dalam membantu pertumbuhan dan perkembangan kesusasteraan kita di Brunei. Melalui ruangan sastera yang disediakan oleh media tersebut penulis-penulis muda kita akan dapat memperkembangkan daya kreatif mereka dengan baik, dan secara tidak langsung memperlihatkan kesungguhan kita dalam membentuk satu tapak yang kukuh di dalam usaha membimbing mereka ke arah matlamat bersastera yang lebih meyakinkan.

Setakat ini hanya akhbar harian Media Permata dan akhbar rasmi Pelita Brunei sahaja yang ada menyediakan ruangan bagi penulis sastera kita menyalurkan bahan karya mereka dalam penerbitan. Walaupun ruangan tersebut tidak begitu menyerlah dan mampu menarik ramai di kalangan penulis kita untuk memberi sumbangan, akan tetapi sekurang-kurangnya ia adalah sangat bermakna dalam memberi nafas baru kepada kerancakan aktiviti bersastera di negara ini.

Timbul beberapa kebimbangan jika kedua akhbar ini tidak lagi menyediakan ruang…