In order to further enhance the understanding of the Malay Islamic Monarchy concept and
philosophy to students as well as to teachers and the general public, the Committee for MIB subject
had organised a MIB Village showcase held at the Raja Isteri Girls High School (STPRI).
The guest of honour at the event was the Head of MIB Unit, Curriculum Development Department,
Ministry of Education, Pg Hj Mohammad bin Pg Hj Damit who had stated that as citizens and
residents of Brunei Darussalam, we must be aware, understand and practice the Malay Islamic
Monarchy concept and philosophy. If not us then who else? He asked during his opening speech at
He pointed out the subject of MIB had been taught in schools for over 18 years and by now students
who are in the upper secondary are well versed in the MIB concept.
He said that we must uphold the MIB concept as it is in our nature, where Bruneiens are known
throughout the world as people of high morals, polite and are friendly and helpful. The concept of
MIB is actually bred into us through years of nurture and care since our first Sultan.
He said that programs sucah as the MIB village is a platform to produce and share ideas and
thoughts on issues of social, cultural as well as academic.
He had also touched upon where the social ills in the youth of today can be overcome by appling
the MIB concept where the Ministry of Education has taken positive steps in inserting the Islamic
religious education as well as the MIB subject as core education.
He explained that the reasons behind the introduction and insertions of the religious and MIB
subjects beign injected in the education system is that not only will students be able to enhance
their religious knowledge but also through the MIB subject, they are able to truely appreciate what
being a Bruneian truly means, an individual with high moral values, good ethics as well as good
11 schools took part in the MIB village where 6 schools from cluster 1, 3 privates schools and 2
religious Arabic schools where students from year 7 to secondary 5 took part in the MIB Village.
The exhibition of works by the students will be on display for 2 days in STPRI, and it is hope that all
their hard work and creativity is not wasted and that other students may benefit and learn from the
MIB Village exhibition.
Menurut Timbalan Pengetua STPRI, Hjh Aisah bte Hj Sahdan pamiran yang telah dipamerkan hasil
dari penutut-penuntut dari sekolah-sekolah yang telah mengikuti perkampungan tersebut akan
dipamirkan di STPRI selama 2 hari.
Katanya, sambutan yang sangat mengalakan dari kesebelas buah sekolah iaitu dari klustet 1, sekloah
swasta dan sekolah arab iaitu Maktab Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, Sekolah tinggi Perempun Raja
Isteri, Sekolah Menegah Menglait, Sekolah Menegah Sultan mohammad Jamalul Alam, Maktab
Sains, dan Sekolah Menegah Sultan Hassan Bangar, Temburong, St Andrews, St georges, sekolah
menegah Chung Hwa, sekolah ugama Arab menegeah perempuan RIPAD dan Institut Tahfiz Al Quran
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Tujuannya adalah untuk memberikan pendedahan mengenai topik-topik yang terkandung dalam
sukatan pengajaran mata pelajar MIB, iaitu terbahagi kepada 4 Aspek, keagamaan, Kenegaraan,
kebudayaan dan kemasyarakatan.
Beliau juga menambah bahawa pihak penganjur menaruh harapan bahawa melalui perkampungan
tersebut Akan memberi peluang kepada guru-guru dan penuntut-penuntut untuk Saling betkongsi
sama maklumat dan pengetahuan dalam semua aspek yang dipamerkan dan juga membuka ruang
dalam usaha bagi memberi pendedahan meluas kepada guru-Guru amnya dan penuntut – penuntut
Pameran termasuk, kuih muih melayu brunei, kain tenunan, permainan asli melayu, dan juga
berberapa kraft tangan dan hasil tangan penuntut.