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The Brunei Times: Shell gives $100,000 for N-Day festivities (*another Shell bung to buy favour?)

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THE Shell group yesterday donated $100,000 for the upcoming 23rd National Day celebrations.

Managing Director of the Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd (BSM), Pg Hj Yasmin Pg Mohammad on behalf of the Shell Group, handed over the cheque to Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Mohammad Hj Daud Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in his capacity as the Chairman of Sponsorship Committee of the 23rd National Day celebrations.

The Shell group comprises Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd (BSP), Brunei Shell Tankers Sdn Bhd (BST) and Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd (BSM).

Chop Teck Guan and Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd each contributed $10,000 while DST Communications Sdn Bhd donated $8,000 for the cause. The Brunei Times has sponsored 500 caps whereas Kingston Beverages gave away 300 cartons of soft drinks. Ideal Multifeed Farms contributed 20,000 eggs.

The minister said that the cooperation between relevant government and private sectors would help fuel patriotic sentiments among Bruneians.

He expressed his utmost gratitude towards corporate and individual sponsors, who have contributed more than $170,000 to make this year’s celebrations a success.

Apart from cash contributions, the companies also donated goods and services such as lamp post banners and festive lights around the sultanate. This year’s Sponsorship Committee will distribute as many as 30,000 mini flags in comparison with 25,000 mini flags given out last year.

The theme for this year’s National Day is lItizam Memperkasa Keupayaan Bangsa.

The Brunei Times

*Headline comment added by This is not the first gift involving a “a palace once tainted by financial scandal”…

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