Three heads of families affected by floods in Temburong District and one fire victim family in the Tutong District received financial assistance from the Government of 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’s provision for the Community Development Department (JAPEM) of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) yesterday.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin presented the donation in two separate ceremonies.
The minister first presented the financial assistance to three heads of families affected by floods in Kampong Puni in the Temburong District during a ceremony at the ministry’s Citra Budaya Hall.
Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan also presented the donation to the head of the fire victims family in Kampong Kandang, Sengkarai at a ceremony at Pusat Bahagia in the Tutong District. The event also saw the recitation of Tahlil and Doa Arwah for the victim who died in the fire.
According to JAPEM, a heavy downpour on March 5 affected low lying areas around Jalan Ujong Jalan, Kampong Puni in the Temburong District causing floods. No injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, a fire on March 16 destroyed the house owned by Rohaya binti Haji Abdullah, claiming the life of a 23-year-old differently abled individual. A 36-year-old individual sustained light injury injuries while attempting to save the 23-year-old individual.