Belait contributes $9,400 for royal birthday celebrations
By Liza Mohd

The working committee for His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 63rd birthday celebration in the Belait District yesterday received over $9,000 in contributions from various private organisations and local entrepreneurs.

The handing over ceremony at Dewan Santap in Belait saw 15 contributors presenting $9,400 in total to Belait District Officer Hj Jamain bin Momin, who is also the chairman of the working committee.

The Belait District Officer later expressed his gratitude to the contributors for their generosity in ensuring that the events to mark the royal birthday celebrations in the district will be carried out successfully.

To date, the working committee has received a total of $86,800 in contributions.

According to Haji Jamain, 26 events have been lined up to mark His Majesty's birthday celebrations in the Belait District, which include the get-together with the monarch ceremony scheduled to be held on July 25. - Borneo Bulletin (22nd May 2009)