Members of the public can now donate to the fire victims of Kampong Pengiran Bendahara Lama through short message services (SMS), on Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST) and Progresif Sdn Bhd.
The SMS fundraiser was jointly launched at the Brunei-Muara District Office yesterday by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong; and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.
The launching ceremony was followed by a presentation of donations by members of the Indian business community to Permanent Secretary (Municipal and District) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Salminan bin Haji Burut; and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan.
The contributions came from the Indian Chamber of Commerce, represented by Nazim Rizhwan bin Nazeer Ahmad as a personal representative of the President; Haji Hidayatullah bin Haji Tajudeen of Samima Sdn Bhd; Manish Punjabi of Parvati Textiles; and Md Vazeer Khan and Haji Ayub Khan of Sifana Sdn Bhd.
Also present were permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; heads of departments; and officers and staff from both ministries.
To donate via SMS, type BANTU1/5/10/15/20/50/100 and send to 38111, for both DST and Progresif subscribers.