Safety high on MPK Kg Belimbing priorities list

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

SAFETY is high on the list of priorities at Kg Belimbing Village Consultative Council following the incident of mosque theft last year.

To boost safety in the neighbourhood, the Village Consultative Council revived their neighbourhood watch last year with the help of the Royal Brunei Police Force.

The Kg Belimbing Village Consultative Council is one of the 60 neighbourhood watch groups in the Brunei-Muara district.

Legislative council member, Yang Berhormat Hj Gapor @ Hj Mohd Daud Karim, who is also the head of Kg Belimbing in an interview on the sidelines of the ‘Doa Arwah’ ceremony and presentation of donation to 25 orphans residing in Kg Belimbing and Kg Subok.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Dr Hj Abd Manap Hj Metussin presented the donation to orphans.

The dates are a personal contribution of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and will be distributed to all Muslim citizens and residents in the country in conjunction with the upcoming ramadhan month.

Yang Berhormat Hj Gapor said the neighbourhood watch provided a link between the community and the police.

Security measures have been heightened at the mosque, he said adding that no new cases of theft had been recorded so far.

Kg Belimbing mosque was one of the 15 mosques hit by a trio of thieves targeting donation boxes last year.

The village head said night watchman had been hired to guard the premises between the Isyak and Subuh prayers.

Cameras were installed in discreet locations and metal grills have also been fitted onto the windows of the office and store room of the mosque as a precautionary measure.

The event also saw the distribution of dates to seven appointed heads of the zones under the village.

The head village delegated the task of distributing the dates to seven selected heads of zones in the village.

Kg Belimbing has 3,427 residents and they are divided into seven zones. Each zone has at least 30 families.

Each zone is headed by a leader whose responsibilities are not only limited to the dates distribution, but will also represent the people under their zone, which include voicing out any grievances and concerns as well as attending meetings with the village head.

The Brunei Times