Thousands receive Korban meat from HM and royal family

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THE Brunei-Muara District Office yesterday handed out Korban (sacrificial) meat to over 6,000 people from 17 Mukims in the Brunei-Muara district.

The portions of the Korban meat were distributed to 6,262 recipients comprising of 1,790 heads of households and 4,472 family members of the poor and destitute across the district at a ceremony held at the Muhibah Hall, Old Airport road.

During the event, guest of honour Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Roselan Hj Mohd Daud presented boxes of the sacrificial meat to 100 recipients from Pelambayan, Serdang and Subok villages under Mukim Kota Batu as well as to grassroots leaders and heads of Mukims.

In his remarks, Acting Brunei-Muara District Officer Hasmiron Hj Mohd Taib urged grassroots leaders and heads of Mukims to be prompt in distributing the sacrificial meat to their rightful recipients.

Held in commemorating Hari Raya Aidil Adha, the ceremony began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a mass takbir led by the guest of honour.

Meanwhile, another Korban ceremony also took place at the residence of Kg Pelambayan’s village head in Kota Batu.

Present as the guest of honour was Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Hj Sunadi Hj Buntar who presented the portions of meat to seven underprivileged individuals and 12 orphans from Kg Pelambayan.

A similar ceremony also took place at the Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Mosque, Kg Sungai Akar where Korban meat was distributed to more than 100 orphans and the underprivileged as well as those that took part in the ceremony.

Present to hand over the Korban meat was the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Hj Apong who is also the patron of the Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Mosque’s Takmir committee.

Meanwhile, the Tutong District Office also distributed Korban meat from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to 699 recipients in Tutong.

The meat was handed over by Pg Dato Paduka Hj Bahrom Pg Hj Bahar, deputy minister of education to underprivileged families registered under the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB).

In a separate ceremony in Temburong district, 58 underprivileged individuals also received boxes of Korban meat from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah.

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Mokti Hj Mohd Daud handed over the meat to the male recipients while his spouse, Datin Hjh Zalina Hj Omar presented the Korban meat to the female recipients.

Meanwhile, more than 700 containers of the Korban meats were distributed to 200 poor and destitute families in Belait, with each of their heads receiving the meats on behalf of their family members.

Presenting the meats to the recipients at the Kuala Belait International Convention Centre (KBICC) yesterday was Deputy Minister of Defence First Admiral (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz Mohd Tamit.

Also present at the event was the Belait District Officer Hj Haris Othman and all other government representatives for the district, as well as grassroots leaders of Belait.

The Brunei Times