Universities raise BND10,000 for Palestine humanitarian fund

Rokiah Mahmud

Four higher learning instititutions yesterday donated BND10,000 to the Humanitarian Fund for Palestine 2021 at a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) building yesterday.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) raised funds from the 75km Varsity Run 2021 held earlier last month along the Bandarku Ceria route in Bandar Seri Begawan. More than 100 participants from the universities participated in the charity event.

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 received the donation from UBD Vice-Chancellor Datin Dr Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz; UNISSA Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal; UTB Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman; and KUPU SB Ra’es Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Besar.

Also present were Permanent Secretary (Community and Culture) at the MCYS Hajah Nor Ashikin binti Haji Johari and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Community) Saidah binti
Haji Wahid.

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 receiving a donation to the Humanitarian Fund for Palestine 2021 from higher learning institution leaders. PHOTO: JAPEM