Working Visit

Two mosques affected by floods in the Tutong district became the focus of a visit by the Ministry of Religious Affairs yesterday afternoon. The delegation, led by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, had the opportunity to take a closer look at the Kampung Bukit Mosque and Kampung Layong Mosque which were affected by flooding following heavy rains a few days.

Flooding which occurred 2 days ago affected the Kampung Bukit mosque prayer hall, but the flood situation in the area has improved and religious activities could be carried out as per usual including today's mass Friday prayer. In the wake of floods, cleaning works have been carried out together by the Mosque Affairs Department, Tutong District Religious Affairs Office, members of the mosque takmir committee, mosque youths and village residents.

Meanwhile, the Kampong Layong mosque was also affected by flooding, but it did not hinder religious activities from being carried out at the mosque as mass Friday prayer also resumed normally today. The ministry's visit aimed to identify the needs which can be sent to the flood-affected mosques. Also part of the delegation were Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Umarali bin Esong, member of the Legislative Council; Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Abd Wahab bin Apong, member of the Legislative Council who is also the Penghulu of Mukim Tanjong Maya; Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awang Shamsul Bahrin bin Haji Mohd Hussain, the Tutong District officer.

Meanwhile, 3 affected families by flood from Kampong Tanjong Maya and Kampong Penapar, who are placed at a temporary shelter at the Multipurpose Hall of the Kampung Tanjong Maya mosque also received assistance in the form of food necessities from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The Ministry will also ensure the safety, well-being and comfort of the affected victims. In an interview with RTB, Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom assured that assistance will continue to give to those who are in need in order to ensure the well-being of the village residents and that they can carry out religious activities comfortably as well as for the students to attend school.

Meanwhile, one of the flood victims expressed her gratitude for the shelter provided by the government and the help given to alleviate the family's burden.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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