| Danial Norjidi |
KAMPONG Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria officially named a new Village Head in a certificate of appointment presentation ceremony on Saturday.
The event took place in the village itself at the residence of the new Village Head, Haji Sadin bin Haji Ibrahim, and saw the attendance of Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs as the guest of honour.
Haji Sadin was voted in as the new Village Head by the village’s residents and is a member of the village’s consultative council as well the secretary of the Mukim Seria Consultative Council.
Aged 57, Haji Sadin is the former Assistant Chief Engineer at the Lumut branch of the Department of Electrical Services.
The new village head delivered a speech at the event, in which he affirmed that he would carry out his duties with responsibility, honesty, trust, sincerity and the highest level of commitment in all situations.
He also urged residents of the village to continuously provide assistance and support towards advancing and ensuring the success of any and all activities organised by government agencies, particularly activities planned by the village’s consultative council to make the village excellent and distinct.
The guest of honour said he believed that Haji Sadin would be able to uphold the trust and responsibility entrusted upon him by the government.
“I believe that he already possesses the motivation, ability and willpower as well as the readiness to face any challenges in holding the position of village head to fulfil the hopes of the residents in Kampong Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria.
“It is clear under the role, duty and responsibility that is inculcated and carried out by mukim penghulus and village heads is comprehensive and full of challenges that include not only issues of welfare, security of the mukim and village communities, but also all aspects of life there comprising development in the fields of physical, economy, social, safety, religion, culture and more.”
In line with this, he said that mukim penghulus and village heads in cooperation with mukim and village consultative councils must work together to develop and ensure the well-being and prosperity of the residents in their respective areas and continuously make plans to make their villages excel.
He also urged all mukim penghulus and village heads to utilise the neighbourhood watch to ensure the safety and welfare of their respective villages and to continuously conduct public safety programmes to prevent unlawful activities from happening.
The guest of honour later officiated the revealing of a sign marking the residence as that of the new Village Head of Kampong Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria.
Among those present at the event were Legislative Council Members from the Belait District, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Belait District Officer, mukim penghulus and village heads, members of the Kampong Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria Village Consultative Council as well as village residents.
Kampong Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria covers an area of 186.73 square kilometres and has over 5,000 residents, and is part of the Skim Tanah Kurnia Jati Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria dan Barek Kerajaan Lorong Tiga Seria.