Deputy minister visits Temburong

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THE deputy minister of religious affairs yesterday conducted a working visit in Temburong to oversee the welfare of converts and needy families.

According to a press statement from Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), the visit also aims to check on Temburong residents’ recent developments and identify those in need of assistance.

Together with his delegation, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Mokti Haji Md Daud visited three residents in the district.

The first resident was Nursabariah Abdullah Bungka from Kg Temada, who has two dependents and received housing assistance funded by the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) zakat distribution for converts.

During their second meeting at the Semabat Longhouse, the delegation was greeted by Village Head of Kg Lepong Baru Ambol Anak Bakit.

Ambol said the living conditions of residents in the village and its vicinity are good, the ministry quoted him as saying.

He added that the youth who grew up in the area are well-educated and are working in government and private sectors, MoRA said.

The delegation later visited Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman in Kampung Kenua. Abdul Aziz has one dependent and receives monthly financial assistance from MUIB.

The ministry said its deputy minister was pleased to see Temburong residents, particularly those at the Semabat area, are living in comfortable conditions.

It added that the Islamic Da’wah Centre and Islamic Religious Council Department will continue to monitor the developments and enhance the conditions and welfare of converts and the underprivileged.

The Brunei Times