18 appointed to Mukim Mentiri Consultative Council

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

EIGHTEEN new members of the Mukim Mentiri Consultative Council (Majlis Perundingan Mukim Mentiri) for the 2016-2021 session were appointed in a ceremony yesterday.

Certificates of appreciation were also presented to MPK members for the 2011-2016 session by Assistant Acting Brunei-Muara District Officer Muhammad Ihsan Sabri Hj Abd Manap.

The chairman of the Kg Perpindahan Mata-Mata Village Consultative Council, Pg Mohd Salleh Pg Hj Abd Rahman, retained his position while Pg Hj Mohd Alam Pg Anak Sapar was appointed deputy chairman.

Pg Mohd Salleh, who is also the village head of Kg Perpindahan Mata-Mata, highlighted some of the contributions and achievements of the former MPK members.

In 2012, MPK members established their own cooperative — Kampong Perpindahan Mata-Mata (KOPERMATA) which now has more than 70 members.

He said in the last five years, the council members have participated in various activities such as a disaster risk management programme organised by the Fire and Rescue Department, donations to orphans and less fortunate families, health campaigns and cleaning campaigns around the village.

But there are many more projects that still haven’t been implemented, he said.

“We’ve applied to the relevant departments for projects such as establishing a proper rubbish disposal area, a bus stand, a recreational area, a playground and the need to trim or cut trees (on roadsides that might obstruct motorists’ view or disrupt electricity supplies),” he added.

He expressed hope that with the new MPK committee members for 2016-2021, members will continue to be active in finding financial sources for the MPK.

He cited their collaboration with Mosque Takmir members in organising the Ramadhan stall sales this year.

“The money was used to fund the MPK’s 3-in-1 celebration (comprising His Majesty’s 70th birthday celebration, Family Day and Hari Raya Aidil Fitri). MPK members also donated to fund the celebration,” he said.

The Brunei Times