The Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) presented donations from the Zakat fund at a ceremony at the Multaqa Hall of the Ministry of Religious
Affairs (MoRA) to ease the burden of the recent fire victims of Kampong Pengiran Bendahara Lama.
The donations to the 107 victims comprised cash amounting to BND21,400 and school supplies from the provision for Zakat Asnaf Fakir Miskin Group.
In the January 8 inferno, 15 houses were affected. Ten houses were obliterated while five were severely damaged. The victims are currently staying with relatives and some at a temporary housing provided by the Community Development Department (JAPEM).
Presenting the fund was Minister of Religious Affairs in his capacity as MUIB president Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman.
It is hoped the contribution from the Zakat fund will help to ease their burden and for them to be more careful and alert in protecting the safety of their family members.