Sacrificial meat distribution via drive-thru, home delivery

Wani Roslan

Aidiladha’s sacrificial meat distributions will be conducted through drive-thru and deliveries as there are still concerns on the COVID-19 outbreak in Brunei Darussalam.

Commonly held in mosques nationwide, the distribution of this year’s sacrificial meat contributed by 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 and members of the royal family will not be held in mass gatherings like previous years, following the guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Acting Village Head of Kampong Kulapis Mohamad Asyramisyanie bin Kamis said they will distribute the meat at homes.

“This is to ensure the freshness and to speed up the process of distribution and I believe that it will ensure the safety and health of all,” he said.

He underlined that as the method is newly implemented, village heads also play important roles in assisting the distribution of the sacrificial meat.

“For other departments and agencies who carry out the Korban ceremony, we are committed to follow any format strategised to ensure recipients receive their portion, and for Korban participants to do their ibadah,” he added.

He said there are two conventional methods to distribute the sacrificial meat – through village heads and through home deliveries.

“Although mass gatherings are allowed to 100 people per event, we still want to avoid any potential outbreaks. We have been educated with the SOPs, precautionary measures and I hope the distribution effort will go as planned,” he said.