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    Fire victims receive zakat aid

    Azlan Othman

    Victims of house fires in Kampong Batu Marang and Kampong Serdang received financial aid from the zakat fund through Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) in a ceremony at the Ministry of Religious Affairs yesterday.

    The BND2,000 financial aid was obtained from the Poor and Destitute category of the zakat fund and distributed by MUIB Assistant Secretary Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sabtu.

    Two fires on May 26 and June 3 which completely destroyed the homes of three residents in Kampong Batu Marang and seven others in Kampong Serdang.

    From January until June this year, MUIB had distributed BND13,509,006.78 from the Zakat fund to the poor and destitute through distribution schemes such as monthly finance, tuition fees and other programmes.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Assistant Secretary Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sabtu hands over zakat funds to fire victims. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

     

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