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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 – In the spirit of the Month Ramadhan, the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) took this opportunity to present donations to 15 orphans from 08 families of former RBN personnel.

Today, the Commander of the RBN, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili visited three residences in the Brunei-Muara District to present the donations to the recipients. The visit, part of the Sentuhan Kasih RBAF Annual Ramadhan Charity Event where recipients receive donations from the representatives of the Commander of the RBAF. 

The RBAF organizes these welfare activities annually during the month of Ramadhan to remember those servicemen and servicewomen who had departed as well as to attain the honour and blessing of Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. For this year, however, considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the donations are distributed differently compared to previous years as part of precautionary measures to protect the welfare of the parties involved.

The donations were raised by the RBAF Welfare Fund, RBAF personnel, RBAF Surau Fund, the RBAF Cooperative Limited (Kowira), the RBAF Wives Welfare Committee (BAKTI) and individual donors.