| Hjh Saemah Kepli |
THE National Development Party (NDP) held its first community service activity for the New Year and presented a donation, comprising cash and basic necessities, to a family in Kuala Belait whose house recently collapsed in the hope of lessening their burden.
The donation was presented by the Vice Presi-dent of NDP Kuala Belait, Pengiran Hj Zainal bin Pg Hj Talib, to the head of the family, Mohd Haikal bin Abdullah Sagang, at their temporary place of residence in Jalan Maulana.
Also present for the presentation were the Deputy Chairman of NDP KB, Hj Mahdi bin Hj Suhaili, and other members of the association.
According to Pg Hj Zainal, the donation was also in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul/ Maulud Nabi for which they had also organised Dikir Marhaban ceremonies and took part in a procession at Padang Bandaran in KB.
Mohd Haikal, who is currently working at a private company, is the breadwinner for his fami-ly – comprising his wife, a child, a retired father and a sister with special needs.
He and his family are monthly welfare assistance recipients while his sibling also receives a monthly allowance given her special needs.