By virtue of the Dana Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah for Orphans Act (Chapter 185) “orphans” is defined as unmarried child either male or female who has not reached 18 years of age according to the Islamic calendar (qamariah) and without a father according to one or more of the following circumstances:-

1.His/her father has died

2.The whereabouts of his/her father are unknown

3.Abandoned by his/her father and the identity his/her father is unknown

4.He/she is an illegitimate child

DANA welcomes registration of orphans from all over the country from time to tie. Registration shall be made through village heads (“ketua-ketua kampong”) and to be certified by the relevant District Officers where the orphans are residing.