Raya gifts from Mumong village council to orphans

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BELAIT

THE Village Consultative Council (MPK) of Mumong recently donated over $7,000 to 143 orphans from the village in time for the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri festivities.

Village Head of Mumong and Belait District Representative to the Legislative Council Yang Berhormat Hj Mohd Yusof Dulamin said last weekend that the amount was obtained through donations from the villager residents.

“Although there are several charitable donations already made throughout Ramadhan, we still see it is the MPK’s obligation to do our part in helping those in less fortunate circumstances,” said YB Hj Mohd Yusof.

He added that the orphans were identified by the MPK and existing lists from the government authorities.

During the donation ceremony, the MPK also donated $3,000 to the Belait District Office’s Welfare Fund. The amount was sourced through a cut of the registrations and rental fees of the recently concluded Belait Fair, which the MPK organised. Although the inaugural fair faced challenges in drawing the response it targeted, YB Hj Mohd Yusof said the MPK made sure that its commitment to charity was maintained.

The Brunei Times