Mulaut Abattoir donates over $18,000 to help poor, destitute

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

MULAUT Abattoir Sdn Bhd yesterday presented a donation of $18,185 to the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) to support its poor and destitute fund.

The money came from its sales of animal hides from nearly 500 livestock to overseas companies.

The Acting General Manager of Mulaut Abattoir, Pg Alit Pg Hj Damit, said the hides were exported.

“We exported the hides of sacrificed livestock last year during Hari Raya Aidil Adha to several countries including Thailand, Indonesia and some to India,” he said, adding that it was part of the company’s annual initiative to avoid wastage.

He said when members of the public buy livestock such as buffaloes or steers to slaughter for religious events, they aren’t keen to take the hides.

“Actually, animal hides can come in handy if people know how to generate money from them. The company sells each hide for around $30. Last year, we were able to sell 485 livestock hides.

“In order to ensure the animal hides aren’t just thrown away, we decided to export them to overseas companies that want them,” said Pg Alit.

He said the profit from selling the hides was given to MUIB for the benefit of poor and destitute people in the sultanate.

The initiative is part of the company’s charity in the blessed month of Ramadhan.

Meanwhile, Mulaut Abattoir said the company has enough livestock and frozen meat for Hari Raya festivities.

The company was established in the 1990s and its slaughterhouse is located on Jalan Ban 5 in Mukim Kilanas.

The Brunei Times