Donation, awards at CNY dinner

Aziz Idris

The Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association hosted its annual Lunar New Year dinner at the new building of Fuzhou Shiyi Association in Berakas.

The People’s Republic of China Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Yu Hong was the guest of honour.

Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association President Jackson Ting, committee mem-bers, as well as prominent members of the association and the Chinese community were present.

The highlight of the event was a BND43,427 donation by the Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association to the Chinese government in a bid to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ting presented the donation on behalf of the association while the Chinese government was represented by the Ambassador. The night also saw an award presentation to some 140 students who had excelled in their studies and a tribute to some 30 elderly with ‘red packets’ giveaways. A performance and a lucky draw were also held together with the presentation of ang pau. The Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association was established on August 1, 2012, and since then has gathered more than 400 members.

Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association donates to Wuhan humanitarian aid. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS