12 fire victims receive BND181,567.26 in aid

Izah Azahari

A total of BND181,567.26 collected by the Kampong Pengiran Bendahara Lama Fire Victim Charity Fund was handed over to 12 fire victims yesterday during a ceremony at the Brunei-Muara District Office.

The donations were an accumulation of public contributions collected via SMS, the District Offices and donation boxes at mosques nationwide with cooperation from the Department of Mosque Affairs.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong 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 donations to the recipients in their capacity as Co-Advisors of the Fund.

Earlier, donations were presented by Datastream Technology Group Chief Executive Officer Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni and Progresif Sdn Bhd Director of Human Capital Mohd Yazdi bin Haji Yahya to Permanent Secretary (Municipal and District) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Awang Salminan bin Haji Burut and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan in their capacity as Co-Chairmen of the Fund.

Also in attendance were senior officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and the Brunei-Muara District Office.

Fire victims who lost their homes received financial assistance yesterday. The Kampong Pengiran Bendahara Lama Fire Victim Charity Fund raised BND181,567.26 for 12 victims. Photo shows Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong handing over a donation
Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presents a donation
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 presents a donation
ABOVE & BELOW: Permanent Secretary (Municipal and District) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Awang Salminan bin Haji Burut (R) receives a donation from Datastream Technology Group Chief Executive Officer Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni; and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan receives a donation from Progresif Sdn Bhd Director of Human Capital Mohd Yazdi bin Haji Yahya. PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI