A sum of over one million, one hundred seventy three thousand dollars of tithe money have been allocated for 6 thousand 551 poor and destitute recipients nationwide. The tithe money is from last year’s tithe and property tithe money collection. From the amount, 7 thousand 540 dollars have been distributed to 27 heads of family comprising the poor and destitute in Belait District. The function took place at Al Mashor Mosque in Kampung Sungai Mau, Belait District.
The tithe money was presented by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Laila Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs as member of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, MUIB.
The function ran concurrently with the Tadarus Al-Quran by a delegation from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Also present were Yang Berhormat Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin, member of the Legislative Council, and Awang Haji Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy and Religion at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei