| James Kon |
THE Kuang Hui Association of Brunei Darussalam last night held its 44th Anniversary celebration and paid tribute to senior citizens with a dinner reception.
Three of the senior citizens who are over 88 years of age – Wong Fook Lee, Chong Hai Wah and Lai Nyuk Choi – each received a gold necklace as a gift from the association.
Special gifts were also presented to the association’s oldest male and female senior citizens who attended last night’s event – Lai Sing Chai, 94, and Lee Nyuk Shen, 91.
In his speech, the Chairman of Kuang Hui Association (Brunei), Yapp Boon Sing, said that the greatest gift a child could give back to their parents is to stay strong and healthy, while at the same time contributing back to the community.
He also mentioned that each year, the Kuang Hui Association would pay tribute to its senior citizens for their respective contributions to the society.
Also present for the ceremony last night were officials from the Chinese Embassy as well as prominent figures from the local Chinese community.