Village heads lend a helping hand for SKN, registration

Lyna Mohamad

Since the National Welfare System (SKN) was launched, village heads have been briefing villagers about the system, details and online registration, particularly those not having online access or not well-versed with the procedures.

At Acting Village Head of Kampong Kulapis Mohamad Asyramisyanie bin Kamis’ residence, villagers queue up for their turn for clarifications while some seek assistance to do online registration.

Mohamad Asyramisyanie said as for now, his task is to ensure villagers are well equipped with SKN information as some were confused and thought SKN is a new scheme.

He also invited villagers, especially those not well-versed with IT or do not have Internet access to register or facilities such as a scanner, to his residence to help them with the process.

“However, there seems to be network congestion probably due to the large number of applicants’ registering. I have managed to process only a few applications due to this and I am working on the other applications,” he said.

Acting Village Head of Kampong Kulapis Mohamad Asyramisyanie bin Kamis briefs villagers on the National Welfare System (SKN) at his residence. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD

The acting village head obtained the data needed to be included in an applicant’s account. Once done, he will notify them which they will need to change to their own password.

He urged everyone to be patient and register. Mohamad Asyramisyanie said the government can view those who are eligible but have not applied for assistance through this process.

Village heads will be able to obtain data from SKN to find the needy without going to the field, he said. Mohd Asyramisyanie also expressed Junjung Kasih to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s titah and consent on the system administrated by the four organisations.

The system will ease and save costs, save applicants’ time and most importantly secure the applicants’ confidentiality unlike the previous system where the applicants have to be present in person to enquire or to submit the application.

“I urge family members to play their role in assisting their grandparents/ parent/family in the registration steps. Applicants can contact the Helpline 141 for inquiries on the SKN registration.”