Hokkien Association credits members for its growth, development
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE force that drives the Hokkien association towards development is none other than its own members.
Association Chairman Lim Han Chiong, who chaired its Annual General Meeting in Kiulap recently, announced that the Brunei Hokkien Association is closing the year 2014 with an increase in membership.
The association now has a total of 992 members – an increase from 964 last year.
Lim, as Chairman of the association’s seventh generation committee, said that despite different generations, the association’s mission remains the same as in previous generations.
“The driving force that supports and develops this association is its members,” he said. “Thus the association hopes all members will together support the centennial cause of the Brunei Hokkien association and Hokkien fellows.”
“Over the years, the Brunei Hokkien Association has made certain progress in education, culture, welfare, personnel development, capacity building which in future will bring the association to a new level,” said Lim.
However he said there is still room for more development.
Presenting the financial statement, Treasurer Chin Lee Jin reported that the association’s balance sheet remains healthy and recorded an annual profit of over $2,400.
“With an increase in amount deposited and interest, the association recorded a revenue increase of over $3,000 on a year to year basis,” Chin said.
Chin added that the AGM also unanimously approved a proposal to appoint HH Lim Company as the auditor of the financial report year 2015.
Secretary-General Hong Kim Seng in a speech said the association would continue to make important breakthroughs in the future.
He said that this year, the association had supported or sponsored an assortment of events.
These include the Brunei-Muara Orphans Fund, the Chinese Committee of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 68th Royal Birthday Anniversary Celebration as well as the National Campaign to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases 2014.
The Brunei Times