426 families receive Korban meat in Tutong District

|     Aziz Idris     |

SOME 1,302 underprivileged individuals in the Tutong District received Korban (sacrificial) meat from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and members of the royal family in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha yesterday.

The distribution was officiated by the guest of honour, Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof in a ceremony at the Tutong District Civic Centre Complex.

Present to receive the sacrificial meat were 426 heads of family representing 876 dependent family members.

The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Takbir Hari Raya Aidiladha led by Acting Imam of Kampong Penapar Tutong Mosque Abdul Wafiy bin Haji Kadirosman.

Recipients are registered under Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) which remains committed to continue to address the welfare of the underprivileged in the country in line with His Majesty’s vision of achieving zero poverty.

Also present were Legislative Council members, permanent secretaries from ministries, officers from the Tutong District Office, mukim penghulus and village heads from the district.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof presents the Korban meat to a recipient; and attendees at the event. – PHOTOS: AZIZ IDRIS