The ‘SMS Brunei Prihatin’ for Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) 2019/2020 has raised BND96,878 since its December 12 launch.
Minister of Defence II and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for DANA Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof received the funds during a ceremony at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Headquarters in the capital yesterday.
DST and Progresif Sdn Bhd provided the short-message-service (SMS) for subscribers to make contributions without charge, while Radio Television Brunei (RTB) channelled the information to mass public through its radio and television networks.
DST Chief Executive Officer Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni presented the mock cheque to the tune of BND85,686, while Progresif Sdn Bhd Human Capital Director Mohammad Yazdi bin Haji Yahya presented the mock cheque for BND11,192.
DST also contributed BND10,000, while Progresif donated BND3,808.
The ceremony also witnessed the presentation of contributions by Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Staff Welfare Body (BKPYSHHB) and Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Employees Charitable Fund (TADEKHA).
BKPYSHHB President Samsudin bin Haji Puasa handed over a BND500 contribution, and Head of TADEKHA Management Committee Ahmad Rithauddin bin Haji Sabtu handed-over BND500 for DANA.