Muhammad Nurazri bin Haji Abdul Mustafah was elected Village Head of Kampong Labi II following a near-unanimous voting session at the government building at Mukim Labi yesterday.
The 31-year-old degree holder in Religious Education (Syariah) from Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan has led religious activities, having been appointed Pelapis Imam and Bilal before, and has also held the acting village head position.
Acting Belait District Officer Mohamad Yassin bin Haji Ahmed and the Acting Director of Administration and Finance at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Mohd Amirol Hadi bin Haji Md Tajudin oversaw the session.
A total of 91 ballots were cast during the session, of which 14 were through the E-Vote app and 77 at the venue.
Seventy people voted to elect Muhammad Nurazri as the village head, with 19 against. Two ballots were invalid.
Muhammad Nurazri, the new Village Head of Kampong Labi II, expressed gratitude for the support.
Having been the acting village head in Kampong Labi II, he said his role will not change and he will continue to carry out his duties to the fullest in supporting the residents of the village as well as the community at large.
“Insya Allah, we already have several plans in place with activities conducted on an annual basis, focussing on engaging with the community and residents of Kampong Labi II.
“This includes sports and youth activities; as well as events to help the senior citizens in the area,” he said.
The result will be forwarded to the Board of Appointment, Discipline and Procedures for Mukim Penghulu and Village Head at the MoHA for the selection process.