Nine families who were victims of separate incidents of flooding, house fires, landslides and house collapse received financial support yesterday 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 in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad presented the financial aid.
As many as five households were affected by flooding.
They included Abd Halim bin Haji Bujang in Kampong Salambigar, Tahir bin Haji Abd Rahman in Kampong Belimbing, Subok, Md Amin Zulhabri bin Haji Ibrahim in Kampong Jangsak, Hajah Rojimah binti Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Awang Siraj in Burong Pingai Berakas and Haji Juinie @Haji Zaini bin Muslim from Kampong Sungai Tanit, Bangar Temburong district.
Meanwhile a house owned by Yong Sim Fong in Kampong Belimbing Subok was affected by a landslide on December 13.
Two houses were gutted by fire in separate incidents.
A house fire took place on December 27, 2022 at the home of Juanah @ Jainah binti Jahari in Kampong Sinarubai and the house of Haji Mat Amit bin Matyassin at Kampong Sungai Bunga on January 11. Lastly, a house belonging to Pengiran Rafae bin Pengiran Haji Yassin suddenly collapsed on January 11, 2023 in Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer.
The financial assistance was aimed at easing the burden of the recipients while the ceremony demonstrated the government’s concern and care for the people and residents who have been through calamities.