Prince Malik attends Yayasan’s 27th anniversary prayers

Azlan Othman

Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah held a Doa Kesyukuran to mark its 27th anniversary at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Bolkiah ‘A’, Mukim Sungai Kebun yesterday.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee of Governors of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah attended the religious gathering.

It began with mass Maghrib prayer led by Syariah Court of Appeal Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin, followed by a recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Doa Kesyukuran and Isyak prayer.

Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah was established with the consent 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 on October 5, 1992 to mark the Silver Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne. The establishment of Yayasan is a charity platform for donation from His Majesty and members of the royal family as a show of concern and care of the benevolent ruler for the people as well as to shape a prosperous and peaceful community.

Over the past 27 years, Yayasan has implemented various programmes, projects and activities to stimulate socio-economic development and well-being of the people, whilst at the same time to fulfil His Majesty’s aspiration to enhance the quality of life and prosperity of the people in this country.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik handed over Yayasan contributions to two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) handling development and rehabilitation programmes for people with different abilities (OKU), namely Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam and Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources, (SMARTER) Brunei.

Pusat Ehsan received BND50,000. It is Yayasan’s annual contribution to support the centre in carrying out services and training for children with special needs.

Senior Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Dato Paduka Haji Alimin bin Haji Abdul Wahab received the contribution.

Meanwhile, SMARTER Brunei also received BND50,000. SMARTER Brunei Acting President Pengiran Zamri bin Pengiran Haji Bujang received the contribution.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, Chairman of the Committee of Governors of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, at the religious event. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI & AZLAN OTHMAN