Bandar Seri Begawan - To further instil the spirit of volunteerism within the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), a total of 42 male recruits and 25 female recruits, who are currently undergoing training at the Police Training Centre, took part in a cleaning up campaign at Serasa Beach.
The activity was led by Acting Commandant of Police Training Centre, Superintendent Tang. Also joining the campaign were civilian staff, officer cadets and personnel from the Police Training Centre.
The idea of trying to shape volunteerism into today's youth came from a previous disappointing incident experienced by Superintendent Tang.
Superintendent Tang recalled, "Last week, my car broke down during an outing with my mother and mother-in-law. I was then in need of assistance in helping me to push the car.
"I saw a youth and another man nearby and asked for their help, however, the youth decided not to help me when asked while the other guy did."
He further explained, "As the car was quite heavy to push, other people who saw our predicament and came along, to help while the youth was still standing there doing nothing."
"It was disappointing to see the young man looking at us and didn't bother to help," he commented.
The Acting Commandant of Police Training Centre then said, "With today's activity, we hope to instil the spirit of volunteerism within the recruits, and hope that in the process, they will also appreciate the environment."
Looking at the rubbish littered in the areas, Superintendent Tang stressed that, in order to keep Serasa Beach clean, it is vital for the public to work together in preserving the beauty of the beach.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin