Festive cheer for 84 orphans

The Ministry of Defence (MinDef) yesterday presented donations to 84 orphans from the families of departed MinDef personnel.

The donations were delivered to the homes of recipients across three districts, with 32 families in the Brunei-Muara District, 13 families in the Tutong District and three families in the Belait District.

The donations are part of precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 situation experienced in the country.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof handed out the donations to several recipients in the Brunei-Muara District. He was accompanied by Permanent Secretary at the MinDef Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah.

Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MinDef Haji Amiruddin bin Haji Mohammad Hassan and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Development) at the MinDef Pengiran Dr Haji Mohd Esa Al-Islam bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Yunos also presented the donations in the Brunei-Muara District and other districts, accompanied by civilian directors and senior MinDef officers.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof hands over a donation. PHOTOS: MINDEF
Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Haji Amiruddin bin Haji Mohammad Hassan (above) and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Development) at the MinDef Pengiran Dr Haji Mohd Esa Al-Islam bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Yunos (below) handing out donations