| Achong Tanjong |
THE Brunei Islamic Religious Council yesterday presented a donation totalling B$1,600 to the family of eight of Pg Haji Mohd Daud bin Pg Ahmad, whose house was destroyed in a fire. This was an effort to reduce their burden and raise their spirits.
The donation included school items such as school bags for the children of Pg Haji Yahya Shahbani bin Pg Hj Bakar, aged 48.
Pg Haji Yahya Shahbani thanked the council and other agencies such as the Community Development Department, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and Brunei-Muara District Office for showing their concern in helping them.
He said the family is staying temporarily with relatives after their house located at Kampong Kota Batu was destroyed by a fire on November 24, 2014. They lost all their belongings in the incident, he added.
The financial assistance, which came from ‘Kumpulan Wang Zakat’ of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, was handed over by the council’s Secretary Awg Haji Abd Wahab bin Haji Safar, at the Ministry of Religious Affairs building.