Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip over three weeks killed more than a thousand Palestinians and injured many more. Many buildings, houses and public facilities were destroyed. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a titah consented to the establishment of "The Committee for the Palestinian Humanitarian Fund".
The Myanmar Typhoon Nargis Humanitarian Fund and China's Earthquake Aid Fund has received a contribution amounting to more than $198,000.00. With the recent contribution, the funds so far have collected a total of more than $446,000.00.
Receiving the contributions was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Retired Major General Pehin Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad, as Joint Fund Advisor at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. DST Communication contributed a total of more than $64,100.00 while B-Mobile contributed $18,065.00.
The Humanitarian Relief Fund for cyclone victims in Myanmar and the earthquake in China has received a donation of one hundred thousand dollars from the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation. The donation brings the total amount collected to $264,955.87. It was presented Monday by the Minister of Communications, Pehin Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abu Bakar who is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation. The contributions were received by the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pehin Dato Seri Utama Dr.
Under the leadership of China's central government with the considerable assistance from the international community, China has achieved an important victory over the quake-relief. On the 12th of May this year, a strong earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter Scale jolted Southwest China's Sichuan Province. His Majesty's Government had donated 1.1 million US dollars in cash to China's earthquake-hit areas as well as establishing the Humanitarian Relief Fund for the Victims of Cyclone in Myanmar and the Earthquake in China.
The Myanmar Typhoon Nargis Humanitarian Fund, and China's Earthquake Aid Fund, established on the 17th of May was meant to collect cash donations from citizens and residents in Brunei Darussalam. The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dato Paduka Haji Jemat bin Haji Ampal highlighted the matter at the presentation of the contributions to the funds, Tuesday.