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SMS Brunei Prihatin launched (2020)

BY Rokiah Mahmud

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in his capacity as Chairman of Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) Board of Trustees launched the SMS Brunei Prihatin Project for DANA 2020-2021 on Monday.

The SMS Brunei Prihatin for DANA 2020-2021 will run for six months starting on Monday and ends on May 31, 2021. Three telecommunication companies – DST, Progresif Sdn Bhd and Imagine Sdn Bhd – were appointed to receive donations from their subscribers where they can contribute by keying in DANA100 for BND100, DANA50 for BND50, DANA20 for BND20, DANA15 for BND15, DANA10 for BND10, DANA5 for BND5 or DANA1 for BND1.

Read more: SMS Brunei Prihatin launched (2020)

Deal sealed for projects worth BND39M (2020)

BY James Kon

The Ministry of Development on Monday awarded 17 separate projects worth nearly BND39 million to 12 local companies during a ceremony at the Public Works Department headquarters in Jalan Airport Lama.

Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar witnessed the contract signing of projects under the Public Works Department, Housing Development Department and Department of Environments, Parks and Recreation (JASTRE).

Read more: Deal sealed for projects worth BND39M (2020)

ASEAN Quiz victors to represent country at regional level (2020)

BY Rokiah Mahmud

Ten participants competed in the final round of the 9th ASEAN Quiz at national level at the Information Department headquarters on Monday.

Phoebe Lim Tong Xin from Chung Hwa Middle School emerged as champion while second place went to Mohamad Azeem Fahmi bin Haji Mohamad Asmayuddin from Sayyidina Hasan Secondary School with Chong Rui Ern from Chung Ching Middle School in third.

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In The Courts (2020): ‘Mischief’ man ordered to be mentally assessed

BY Fadley Faisal & Rokiah Mahmud

The Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered a mental assessment on a local man charged for committing mischief.

DPP Ahmad Firdaus Mohammad’s charge against Cheong Foo Keong, 51, alleges him of having thrown a rock at a car window and causing damage to it at 10.35am on November 25 along Jalan Kianggeh.

Read more: In The Courts (2020): ‘Mischief’ man ordered to be mentally assessed

In The Courts (2020): Four-week jail for mobile phone thief

BY Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court on Monday handed a four weeks’ jail sentence to a local man after he pleaded guilty to stealing a mobile phone from a shop.

Acting Senior Magistrate Pengiran Hazirah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Yusof saw 30-year-old Abdul Rashid bin Bujang’s commission of the offence as opportunistic, committed not out of desperation as it was a non-essential item and took into account his submission to the court.

Read more: In The Courts (2020): Four-week jail for mobile phone thief


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