Over 16,000 to receive Korban meat from Sultan

Azlan Othman

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 and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam performed the Sunnat sacrificial rites for Their Majesties and other members of the royal family and the distribution of the sacrificial meat to 16,660 recipients in the country in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha.

The recipients comprised the poor and the destitute, single mothers and senior citizens. The distribution of the sacrificial meat in the four districts is held consecutively for two days, yesterday and today.

The Brunei-Muara District has 11,484 recipients, Belait District 2,143 recipients, Tutong District 2,485 recipients and Temburong District 548 recipients.

In view of the current situation, and in safeguarding the welfare of all from the spread of COVID-19, the distribution of the sacrificial meat is done directly to the recipients in their homes.

A total of 218 groups comprising over 1,200 people including government officers, volunteers representing mosque youth, youth involved in propagating Islam and youth member from village consultative councils are involved in the distribution.

The collective cooperation of all agencies is highly appreciated in an effort to ensure the distribution of the sacrificial meat are implemented in an organised manner and in line with carrying out the responsibilities that have been entrusted by His Majesty who wants to see that a certain group of the population also receives the sacrificial meat in conjunction with this year’s Hari Raya Aidiladha.