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Former officer collecting scraps to survive


Kassim bin Haji Lamat takes shelter from the heat in his tent. – FIZAH HAB



BY Fizah HAB

COME rain or shine, Kassim bin Haji Lamat rummages through the garbage collection point daily in search of tin cans and scrap metal to be sold for recycling.

Currently residing at the Kampong Kasat dumping area, the former army officer relies on collecting recycled material to supplement his earnings, on top of receiving assistance from villagers.

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Local cast, crew wrap up filming Hari Raya movie



The crew filming at a location in Rimba. – PHOTOS: ORIGIN


BY Aziz Idris

CAST and crew of the upcoming Hari Raya movie, Hari Minggu Yang Ke-Empat (HMYK4) recently finished more than two weeks of shooting and will proceed to post-production, to make it for the release slated on June 18.

This was revealed by HMYK4 Director, Siti Kamaluddin, during an interview with the Bulletin where she lauded the young cast and crew for their hard work and commitment towards the making of this second featured film by Origin Artistic.

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Local band delivers near-perfect show at Miri jazz fest


Dato Zainal Abidin in a group photo with the Bruneian band Perfect Scums. – PERFECT SCUMS


BY Aziz Idris

LOCAL band Perfect Scums, famous for their hit song Dreaming, emerged as first runner-up in the recently concluded Borneo Jazz Talent Show 2018 at Coco Cabana, Marina Bay, Miri.

The win came as a huge surprise for Perfect Scums, being the sole band representing Brunei Darussalam at the event with band frontman Malai Jazly commenting that they “felt really good that Brunei had a foot in that door”.

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Zakat rates for 2018

An Amil recites prayer after receiving Zakat. – ROKIAH MAHMUD




BY Rokiah Mahmud

IT IS obligatory for every eligible Muslim to pay Zakat (tithe). Zakat can be divided into two namely Zakat Harta (property tithe) and Zakat Fitrah.

Following this, the Brunei Islamic Religious Council in their press release stated the rates of Zakat Fitrah for each individual whose staple food is fragrant rice (Beras Wangi) is BND2.84 per kilogramme, while the tithe rates for Siam rice (Beras Siam) is BND1.93 per kilogramme.

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