Flood, fire victims receive lifeline

James Kon

A total of 104 heads of families affected by floods and fire in the month of September received financial assistance yesterday.

The Community Development Department (JAPEM), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) held drive-throughs in Belait, Tutong and Temburong districts to hand over the financial aid.

In Tutong District, the drive- through was held at the Community Hall in Kampong Serambangun.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Community) at the MCYS Saidah binti Haji Wahid handed over the financial assistance to 83 heads of families affected by floods and one family who was involve in a house fire. The fire destroyed the downstairs kitchen and upper floor of Hajah Maslenawati binti Abdullah’s home in Kampong Lamunin.

Tutong District areas that have been affected by floods include Mukim Rambai, Mukim Keriam, Mukim Telisai, Mukim Lamunin, Mukim Tanjong Maya, Mukim Kiudang and Mukim Ukong.

In Belait District, financial assistance was handed out at Sungai Liang Recreational Club.

Acting Director of the Social Services Division at the MCYS Hajah Noridah binti Haji Abdul Hamid handed over aid to 17 recipients who were affected by floods in Mukim Liang. Villages affected include Kampong Sungai Kuru, Kampong Sungai Kang, Kampong Sungai Lalit, Brunei LNG, Kampong Sungai Liang and Kampong Lumut.

In Temburong District, the Temburong District Office car park was used as a drive-through to hand over assistance to four heads of families affected by floods in Kampong Negalang Unat, Kampong Sungai Tanit, Kampong Sungai Tanam and Kampong Parit. Acting Deputy Director for JAPEM Mirany Floridzah binti Abdul Rahman handed over the donations in the district.

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports official hands over financial assistance to a disaster victim at a drive-through in Belait District yesterday. A total of 104 heads of families in three districts affected by floods and fires in September receivedaid. PHOTO: JAMES KON
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Community) at the MCYS Saidah binti Haji Wahid handing over financial aid to a disaster victim

Photos show Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports officials distribute the aid in Tutong, Belait and Temburong districts. PHOTOS: MCYS