Friday, 11 December 2015

Handling Over of Donation

This morning a handling over (of donation) ceremony was conducted at the Malaysian High Commission (MHC) in Bandar Seri Begawan. Witnessing the handover was the Acting Malaysian High Commissioner, Che Haznah Md Hashim. Proceeds from the Muhibbah Colour Charity Run 2015 (held on 29 November 2015) amounting to B$6,500.00 was handed over to Datin Paduka Hjh Intan, President of Majlis Kesejahteraan Masyarakat (MKM) by the Organizing Chairman of Muhibbah Colour Charity Run 2015, Mr. Raja Segaran. Other members of PWM, MKM and officials from MHC were also present to witness the handover of the mock cheque. Well done, Mr. Raja! 

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Muhibbah Colour Charity Run 2015

 Organizing Chairman, Raja Segaran (R)
This morning, Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) kicked off the Muhibbah Colour Charity Run (MCCR) after months of preparation. More than 800 runners participated in the three catergories; 3km (Fun Run), 5km (Open) and 5km (Veteran). Proceeds from this event will be donated to Majlis Kesejahteraan Masyarakat (MKM) in assisting them in their effort to combat social welfare issues in Brunei Darussalam. We had lots of fun and well done to the Organizing Chairman, Mr. Raja Segaran, volunteers, sponsors and the various Government agencies (Ministry of Home Affairs, Bandaran, Royal Brunei Police Force & Ministry of Health) for their tireless efforts and contributions without which this event would not be possible. For more photos, click here.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Justice League Run Brunei

I had stopped participating in running events since 9th June 2013 after injuring my knee at Pusat Ehsan's 12 km run but this morning I took part in the 5 km "Justice League Run Brunei" after an absence of more than 2 years! If I had not checked their Facebook profile, I'd have thought that the venue was at the Indoor Stadium where I paid and collected my race kit but it was actually at the Jerudong Park Garden. There were two categories, the 3 km and the 5 km runs which were both fun runs. The 5 km run was supposed to flag off at 6.30am but was delayed to almost 7.00am due to a delay in the warm up session. There were 5 superheros' T-shirts to choose from and I chose the "Batman" T-shirt which came with a mask. The other superheros are Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern. Luckily, the haze situation was not that bad this morning, otherwise the runners would have a hard time breathing!   

Sunday, 20 September 2015

PWM 17th Annual General Meeting

Collection counter
 Registration counter
This morning, Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) held its 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Putera Banquet Hall attended by the current Excos and PWM members. Prior to the meeting proper, the President of PWM, Mr. James Lee presented souvenirs to the outgoing Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency, Datuk Hj Ag Sahak bin Hj Ag Salleh who is also the Patron of PWM. As this was not an election year, there was no change in the Executive Committee and the meeting was smoothly held in line with PWM's Constitution. 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

PWM Blood Donation Drive 2015

Thank you to Kingston Beverages for supporting our cause 
 Our first donor!
 Mr President having his check-up
 Cik Haznah, Deputy High Commissioner showing her support
 Update: Borneo Bulletin on 12 July 2015
Every year, during the month of Ramadhan, Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) never fails to organize a blood donation drive to replendish the blood bank at RIPAS Hospital as blood supply will be critical during the Puasa month. This year, PWM Blood Donation Drive was held at the the showroom of United Motors Sdn Bhd (Proton Dealer in Brunei) at Jalan Gadong on 11th July 2015 from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Thank you to the sponsors, Kingston Beverages & Creamery Sdn Bhd for sponsoring Horlicks Chocolate and Mountain Dew beverages, Brunei Yellow Pages for sponsoring recycle bags and mini directories and not forgetting United Motors Sdn Bhd for the use of their premises. Thank you to all donors and sponsors!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Visit to Seria Old Folks Home

R-L: Zati, SL, Anna & Nestor
Signing the donation book
The donated items
This morning, three of my colleagues, Zati, Chloe, Nestor and myself went to Hua Ho Kiulap to do some shopping for items which we planned to sent to the Seria Old Folks Home (SOFH) right after the shopping. In fact, I received a whatsapp message yesterday from Ms. Anna Chua, a volunteer at the Home, requesting for Lipton tea bags, Clorox, eggs, tomato sauce and canned food. We reached the SOFH at around 11.30am after enquiring with several people on the way as this was our first trip to the home! We finally found the home after Chloe spotted a wheelchair in one of the houses!  To my surprise, the place is clean and neat. Anyone wishing to donate to the home can whatsapp Anna at +673 8878610. I know for a fact, I'll be back!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Little Gift for the Less Fortunate

Unpacking at the store
Pumping air into the tires
 Loading up
 Arrived at Pusat Ehsan @ 9.30am
Unloading at Pusat Ehsan
 Dato Alimin Wahab receiving the wheelchairs on behalf of Pusat Ehsan
Updated: 25-3-2015
We have been planning this for awhile but did not manage to hand over the 15 wheelchairs as I was away during Chinese New Year and other parties involved were away at one point or another. Finally, an appointment was made to deliver the wheelchairs to Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al Hajjah Maryam at 10.00am this morning. We reached the store at 9.00am where volunteers from Orientex Concrete Sdn Bhd (who also provided the transportation) were already unpacking, pumping air into the tires of the wheelchairs and loading them onto two 4x4 pick-ups to be delivered to the centre. A simple hand-over ceremony was conducted at 10.00 am for the media and we were good to go. Mission accomplished!