| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam through the Community Development Department (JAPEM) yesterday presented donations to a number of families to ease their burden.
The families were fire and flood victims.
Flash floods on January 22 damaged the homes of 28 families in four villages – Kampong Junjongan, Kampong Lumapas, Kampong Bunut and Kampong Salambigar.
Another eight houses in Kampong Setia ‘B’ at Kg Ayer were damaged in a fire on January 28.
The presentation of donations to the victims yesterday took place at Dewan Imtiyaz, Pusat Bahagia, Kampung Pulaie.
On hand to distribute the donation was Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah.
From the total figure, $14,000 was for the flood victims while $33,850 was for the fire victims.
JAPEM has also provided packed meals.
Pillows, blankets and clothes were also distributed.
Also present was Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dato Paduka Dr Haji Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.