Akademi Penulis Dalam Berita Brunei : Workshop Helps Officials Become Better Scribes

Written by The Brunei Times, Friday, 20 November 2009 06:55

Bandar Seri Begawan – Fifty-Seven government officers yesterday completed a four-day writing workshop held by the Language and Literature Bureau.

The Bengkel Penulisan Umum (General Writing Workshop) aimed to improve the officers’ writing skills as part of the bureau’s continuous training to motivate officers in performing their duties.

The participants consisted of officers and staff from the bureau as well as the Brunei History Centre, Brunei Museum and Department of Youth and Sports. The workshop aimed to teach writing techniques to those still new to comprehensive writing as well as to polish the existing writing talents of those with the potential to succeed as capable writers.

Participants were given lectures and took part in discussions under the guidance of workshop advisor Fauzul Na’im Ishak, managing director of Fauzul Na’im Sdn Bhd (Malaysia).

During the closing ceremony yesterday, Acting Director of the Bureau Hjh Aminah Hj Morin, said, “I’m impressed by the number of participants for this workshop and how they have shown their interest and commitment, provided feedback and interacted and shared ideas.”

She added that continues efforts were needed to improve writing skills in the field of writing, particularly for those working as editors, directors, illustrators, photographers or other fields of professional publishing.

“Hopefully, all the efforts made via this workshop will help the bureau to meet its aims, particularly in empowering Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) as the national language and fostering a reading culture in the nation through the publication of quality books, magazines and journals,” she said. — Courtesy of The Brunei Times

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