A sum of 8 million 561 thousand 549 dollars and 50 cents has been collected for the Mosque Construction Fund as of September this year. This includes allocation for the construction of the ar-Rahman Mosque in Kampung Tanjong Bunut, and a new mosque in Kampung Bukit Panggal, Tutong District which is still in construction. The public once again have the opportunity to donate to the Brunei Darussalam Mosque Construction Fund though the SMS service for 45 days starting 12th November. The service was launched yesterday morning at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

The SMS service was launched by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs. Also present were Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs; and Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, Deputy State Mufti as the Collection and Expenditure Committee member of the Brunei Darussalam Mosque Construction Fund; Awang Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni, Acting Chief Executive Officer of DST; and Dayang Normah binti Ahmad, Government Relations Manager of Progresif Cellular Sendirian Berhad. Donations can be made by typing MASJID followed by 1 or 5 or 10 or 20 without space, and send to 38111 for DST and PCSB subscribers.

Source: Radio Television Brunei