By Liza Mohd
The Korban sacrificial meats 'kurnia' from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, was distributed to the less fortunate in the Belait District yesterday afternoon.
The distribution ceremony was held at Kampong Pandan multi-purpose hall.
Attending the event as the guest of honour and to present the Korban meats to 300 people, as well as head villages and penghulu mukims was Awang Haji Mohamad bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Belait District Officer.
The head villages and penghulu mukims in the district are then assigned to distribute the Korban meats to the less fortunate at their respective villages.
A total of 784 underprivileged families from various mukims in Belait are entitled to receive the sacrificed meats 'kurnia' from His Majesty, and some were present to receive the distribution meats themselves. Members of the public who turned up at the District Office also received the sacrificial meats.
Buffaloes and cattle were sacrificed for His Majesty's Korban ceremony this year for the purpose of distribution to the poor throughout the country.
Meanwhile, in a separate ceremony yesterday, some penghulu mukims and head villages in the district distributed Korban meats to the poor at their residences in their respective villages.
- Borneo Bulletin
(21st Dec 2007)