| Zee Yusri |
THIRTY four people from nine families who fell victim to a recent fire in Kg Ayer received a total of $24,900 in donations from the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam through the Community Development Department (JAPEM), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
The event was held at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
On hand to present the donations yesterday was Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The fire, which occurred on October 30 at Kg Bakut Pengiran Siraja Muda ‘B’, affected four houses, of which three were wiped out while one house suffered 70 per cent damage.
Sa’adiah binti Haji Hitam and her family of eight received a total of $6,600, while Muhammad Masliadi bin Abdullah Liang and his family of six and Haji Awang Damit bin Haji Tahir received $1,200 and $400 respectively.
Muhammad Masliadi and his family along with Haji Awang Damit were residing with Sa’adiah binti Haji Hitam.
Fathul Watan bin Bohasan, who has a family of six, received a total donation of $6,200.
Pg Fatimah binti Pg Haji Omarali received a sum of $5,200, while Pg Mohd Sahrin bin Pg Bakar and Dk Siti Sahrini binti Pg Bakar both got a total of $400.
Dk Siti Sahrina binti Pg Bakar and her five family members received a total of $1,000.
Pg Mohd Sahrin, Dk Siti Sahrini and Dk Siti Sahrina and her family all resided with Pg Fatimah.
Pg Hajah Norsalam binti Pg Haji Omarali received $3,500 for her partially-damaged house.
The donations were aimed at lessening the victims’ burden, as well as to enhance JAPEM’s community outreach programme while strengthening its corporate social responsibility values.
Also present during the event yesterday were Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; Datin Hajah Shireen binti Haji Mustapha, Senior Special Duties Officer at the MCYS; Dyg Rostinah binti Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Sura Pahlawan Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Tahir, Acting Director of JAPEM and senior officers from MCYS and JAPEM.