His Majesty launches app for volunteers

With a mission to enrich, empower and engage the communities in a responsible and sustainable way, Baiduri Bank has supported a number of initiatives in the country through a variety of ways, be it via sponsorship or through volunteers or a combination of both.

Baiduri Bank marked another corporate social responsibility milestone with the launchof Mengalinga, the nation’s native mobile application platform for volunteers to participate in events organised by companies, organisations and non-governmental organisations, and for organisers to call out for volunteers for events.

The app is the product of the bank’s partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), inked during a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony in April.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saiffuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam launched the Mengalinga app during the 16th National Youth Day celebration at International Convention Centre, Berakas on Saturday.

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 was also present.

Speaking on the launch of the app, Baiduri Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ti Eng Hui said, “We are honoured to support the development of the app as the strategic partner. This partnership with the MCYS has been in the works since November last year. We are happy to see the app come to fruition at this special event.

“The app was developed through a whole-of-nation approach where the government and private sectors, education institution and a local developer were involved. I would like to thank the MCYS for the opportunity to be a partner in this occasion, the team at Nextacloud for making the app a reality as well as Universiti Teknologi Brunei for their valuable input in the initial concept development phase.”

Deputy CEO (Business Development) Pengiran Azaleen bin Pengiran Dato Haji Mustapha and Deputy CEO (Compliance, Corporate Governance and Legal Advisory) Manuel Bulens were also present.

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 launches the Mengalinga app as 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 looks on. PHOTO: BAIDURI BANK