Minister urges senior citizens to join hands for poverty eradication, ending unemployment

Azlan Othman

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 urged Wargamas to jointly put-up effort and cooperate with government agencies, non-government organisations (NGO) and private sectors in ensuring the objectives of poverty eradication and prosperity of the people and the nation.

He said this at the first annual general meeting (AGM) for Wargamas at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium’s Lecture Hall yesterday.

Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin, who sponsored the Wargamas building near the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, was present.

“The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports welcomes feedback from the association towards developing the potential of senior citizens in economy and to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the community,” said the minister. The minister also welcomed the establishment of the association to make Brunei Vision 2035 a success with high quality of life and dynamic and sustainable economy.

President of the association Pengiran Haji Mohd Salleh bin Pengiran Haji Kamaluddin also shared a similar view that the establishment of the association helped to unite senior citizens across the country for the welfare, prosperity and harmony of religion, people and the nation for the betterment of all.

The AGM appointed the executive administrative committee of Wargamas. The association was set up in August last year and has over 390 members.

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 during the first annual general meeting of Wargamas at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium yesterday. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN