Ministers visit site of Kampong Ayer fire

James Kon

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong with Minister at Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud and 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 visited Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer to take a closer look at the houses destroyed by a fire on Saturday.

The visit was also aimed at discussing information and updates with authorities as well as the delivery of assistance by government agencies to affected residents.

The delegation also visited a temporary shelter at Sungai Kebun Sport Complex for the affected residents.

The Community Development Department (JAPEM) under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports is handing over food rations and daily needs to the affected families.

Permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) as well as Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MoHA, Acting Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei-Muara District Officer, and Acting Director of the Fire and Rescue Department were also present.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong speaks to a resident at the site of house fire in Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
A fire destroyed four houses in Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer on Saturday night. The affected families, temporarily relocated to Sungai Kebun Sport Complex, received assistance from various agencies including the Community Development Department.