Volunteers visit rural communities in Ulu Belait

|     Azlan Othman     |

THE Mukim Sengkurong Volunteer Group (SUMUS) yesterday made a goodwill visit to the rural settlements of Ulu Belait to donate basic necessities to residents of the Kampong Melilas Longhouse.

The donation was handed over to Acting Penghulu of Mukim Melilas Haji Mat Yassin bin Haji Abdul Rahim Sap by Penghulu of Mukim Sengkurong Haji Musa bin Haji Tahir, who is also a SUMUS advisor. Located 59km from the Jalan Labi – Merangking junction, Mukim Melilas is home to 250 Iban residents, nearly all of whom have converted to Islam.

The volunteer group also visited Datu Maharaja Setia Dian Primary School in Kampong Sukang to donate educational material to six students. The donation was handed over by Haji Musa to the Headmistress Rosnah binti Datu Maharaja Setia Dian.

The delegation made a visit to the Kampong Sukang Longhouse, where they were received by Acting Penghulu of Mukim Sukang Haji Muhd Noh bin Datu Maharaja Setia Dian.

The visits aimed at strengthening ties with the residents of rural Belait and expose the younger generation to domestic tourism.

SUMUS is among the local volunteer organisations actively involved in cultivating close ties with other mukims and villages in the country.

SUMUS was set up on August 7, 2015, and officially launched on November 1, 2016, with the mission of producing excellent mukim presence with a mission to produce a compassionate and cooperative society.

Penghulu of Mukim Sengkurong Haji Musa bin Haji Tahir hands over basic necessities. – AZLAN OTHMAN