Celebration of Silver Jubilee for Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd

Yesterday mark a new chapter for Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings Sdn Bhd and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd when both company, subsidiaries under Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei celebrated their 25th year formation with a ceremony jointly organized by both organizations.
Consented to be the guest of honour was Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Negara Brunei Darussalam. Accompanying Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah was Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Haji ‘Abdul Azim, Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Malik, Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Mateen and Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Wakeel. The ceremony started with the Recital of Al Quran by Pg Amirul Aiman bin Pg Hj Marjuki with its translation delivered by Awang Haji Adi Ismat bin Lamat. During the ceremony, His Royal Highness consented to deliver his sabda. Earlier Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Mejar General (R) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awg Halbi, the Minister of Defence II in his capacity as the Chairman for Perbadanan TAIB gave a welcoming remark, Yang Berhormat Pehin highlighted the achievement and the progress of both subsidiaries. It was evident according to Yang Berhormat Pehin that the people of Brunei strongly support the two companies offering products and services that comply with the Shariah principles and fulfilling the needs of the country while Darussalam Holdings was set up by consent of His Majesty to attend the needs of Brunei Haj pilgrims thus replacing the muassasah system for the Haj and umrah packages.
The country is grateful to His Majesty’s vision in prioritizing the needs of his people. Yang Berhormat Pehin also highlighted the development and progress made by both companies and how both companies had tackled the issues of stiff competition from their respective market. Both companies were formed in 1993 under the flagship of Perbadanan TAIB, where Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings being the first Islamic Insurance (takaful) company operated in Brunei Darussalam now offering both General and Family takaful products and Darussalam Holdings, entrusted primarily to accommodate the well-beings of Brunei Haj Pilgrims and now has become a one stop agency offering not only hajj and umrah packages but also Inbound and outbound tour products and airlines ticketing services. Both companies strived to be the best in the country and the region by opening up and foster close co-operation with local and international companies to sustain the business growth and progress. Furthermore, Yang Berhormat Pehin also said that both companies have invested a lot in the development of human capacity by sending the personnel to attend courses and seminar locally and abroad as well as investing in info technology development in ease of doing business to cater the business needs and for the benefit of the customer.
In concluding his remark Yang Berhormat Pehin express his appreciation to Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota for his presence and gracing the ceremony, attendance of all invited guests, Pengiran-pengiran Cheteria, Yang Berhormat Cabinet Ministers, Yang Berhormat State Legislative Council members, Deputy Ministers, High Commissioners and Foreign Diplomats, gratitude to all officers and staff of both companies and all that involved in the ceremony. His Royal Highness also consented to present Certificate to two employees in recognition for their long service with the companies, Pg Hjh Noraini bte Pg Hj Sablon, Assistant Managing Director from Darussalam Holdings and Hjh Nornaimah bte Hj Zainip, Senior Manager, from Insurans Islam TAIB Family Takaful and to five selected NGO receiving contribution of $5000 each, the recipients were Dana Pg Muda Mahkota Al- Muhtadee Billah for the orphans which was presented to Dato Paduka Awang Eddie bin Dato Paduka Haji Sunny, Chief Executive Officer of DANA, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam which was presented to Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Alimin bin Hj Abdul Wahab, Senior Trustee of Pusat Ehsan, KACA which was presented to Hj Abd Halim bin Hj Awg Othman, Managing Director for KACA, PAPDA which was presented to Cikgu Hj Sahari bin Haji Tingal, Deputy Chairman of PAPDA and lastly to Smarter which was presented to Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman, President of SMARTER, each representative of each NGO received the certificate of contribution from His Royal Highness. The contribution to the five NGO is the continuation effort of the Corporate Social Responsibility for both Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings Sdn Bhd and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd in supporting NGO groups that took care of various category ranging from underprivilege people to special need societies. His Royal Highness also consented to preview a short video, highlighting the progress for both companies and visited the exhibition gallery showcasing the development for the past 25 years for both Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings and Darussalam Holdings. During the ceremony, both companies also launched several products, Imanasik Haji & Umrah and iBrunei, for Darussalam Holdings mobile applications, where both apps can be freely downloaded as the content provides guides, step, materials and information for anyone wish to perform Ibadat Umrah and Hajj while iBrunei provides information, places of interest about Brunei for local and foreign tourists. Meanwhile Insurans Islam TAIB launched a new Family Takaful product called Pelan Takaful Khairat and launched Insurans Islam TAIB Mobile Application. The Takaful Khairat is a family takaful product that provide coverage of funeral expenses for individuals that are resulted from accident or illness. With the product it can alleviate and reduce the financial burden of family members in managing funeral activities cost. IIT App features thorough information on Takaful products and claim guidelines as well as for the participants to ask for a quotation for their latest takaful coverage from both Insurans Islam Family Takaful and Insurans Islam TAIB General Takaful. Also in attendance in the ceremony were Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs, in his capacity as the advisor to Perbadanan TAIB, Dato Seri Paduka Awang Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Deputy Minister of Finance in his capacity as Chairman of Board of Directors for Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings Sdn Bhd and Dr. Awang Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, Deputy Minister of Finance in his capacity as Chairman of Board of Directors for Darusalam Holdings Sdn Bhd and other Board of Members of Insurans Islam TAIB Holdings Sdn Bhd and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd. Doa Selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal to bless the ceremony.
In this auspicious event, Officers and Staff, Board of Directors from both institutions also had the chance to take a photo session with Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah and royal entourage before leaving the event.

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