Putrajaya’s rock melon success shared with Brunei delegation


The Prime Minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor received a courtesy visit from a delegation of Brunei’s Koperasi Badan Kebajikan Isteri-Isteri Pegawai dan Pegawai-Pegawai Wanita Kerajaan Brunei (BISTARI) at the prime minister’s official residence Seri Perdana here today.

The 11-member delegation headed by BISTARI chairman Datin Masnah Tuah that arrived yesterday is on a four-day informal visit to Malaysia.

During the courtesy call, Rosmah managed to share her experience on the rock melon farming project carried out the compound of Seri Perdana which attracted much interest from the members of the delegation.

Rosmah recently presented a RM600,000 donation to the 1Malaysia Single Mothers Association which was the profit from the first harvest of the project. Besides the project, the delegation was also keen to know about the Permata Negara programme, a programme on early child education and brainchild of Rosmah of which she is also the patron.

BISTARI is a cooperative welfare body run by wives of government officers and women government officers in Brunei.