| Daniel Lim |
A TOTAL of 564 heads of family in the Belait District received portions of the Korban meat which was 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 for Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration 1440 Hijrah/2019.
The distribution ceremony was held at the Kuala Belait Conference Hall for heads of family registered under the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB), as well as senior citizens and special needs individuals registered under the Community Development Department (JAPEM) yesterday afternoon.
The Korban meat, which had been prepared earlier in the morning, was distributed by the guest of honour, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof.
Also present during the distribution ceremony were Legislative Council (LegCo) members and Penghulu of Mukim Liang Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin and Village Head of Kampong Labi 1 Yang Berhormat Hanapi bin Mohd Siput; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohamad Yusof; Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infocommunications, Cybersecurity, Strategy and Corporate) at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim; and Belait District Officer Ramlee bin Haji Jamudin.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by the Takbir Hari Raya, led by Belait District Mosque Affairs Officer Imam Akop bin Haji Lamat.
Yellow containers bearing the Korban meat from His Majesty and members of the royal family were presented by the guest of honour.
Later, the ceremony ended with the recitation of Doa Selamat and a festive meal for the attendees.
Many expressed their gratitude to His Majesty for the contribution, which is hoped to benefit less fortunate families during Hari Raya Aidiladha festivities.