Azlan Othman & James Kon
Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and the Government of 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 through the Community Development Department (JAPEM) of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and Temburong District Office presented a housing assistance to Micheal anak Thomas in Jalan Batang Duri in Kampong Parit, Temburong District.
The house was built at a site belonging to Micheal’s late mother Lasabit binti Agong.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, in his capacity as member of Board of Directors of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah; and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin presented the mock key.
Yayasan partially financed the construction cost of BND55,000 while the rest was financed by JAPEM.
The provision of housing assistance showed the spirit of cooperation between agencies in enhancing people’s standard of living in line with the objective of the establishment of Yayasan.
Member of Legislative Council Yang Berhormat Haji Emran bin Haji Sabtu; Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, in her capacity as the Acting Managing Director of Yayasan; permanent secretaries; deputy permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Acting Director of Community Development and Acting Temburong District Officer were also present.