RBAF brings festive cheer to 119 orphans

Wani Roslan

The Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) is handing out donations to 119 orphans from 61 families of former RBAF personnel on May 18-22 as part of its annual Ramadhan charity event Sentuhan Kasih.

RBAF Commander Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud yesterday visited three residences in the Brunei-Muara District to present the donations.

The remaining 58 families will receive contributions from representatives of the RBAF Commander.

The annual event is aimed at paying tribute to late servicemen and servicewomen while obtaining blessings from Allah the Almighty during Ramadhan. The donations are the culmination of contributions from the RBAF Welfare Fund, the RBAF Surau Fund, the RBAF Cooperative Limited (KOWIRA) and the RBAF Wives Welfare Body (BAKTI) as well as RBAF personnel and other individuals.

ABOVE & BELOW: Royal Brunei Armed Forces Commander Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud presents donations to families of late Major Shahril Affendi bin Haji Abdullah and late Warrant Officer Abu Bakar bin Abdul Rahman. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR