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Brunei Has Been Independent for Centuries

Brunei has been independent for centuries

JANUARY 18, 1958 – His Highness the Sultan explained the difference between a British Protectorate and a British Crown Colony to the people of Labu during a special visit he made there last Sunday.

“A British Colony,” said His Highness, “is a country which is controlled one hundred per cent by the British Officials and whose policies and laws are made by the British Government.

“Brunei is NOT a British Colony,” emphasised the Sultan. This country is your own country and I am your own Sultan and as such I am responsible for the country’s policies which concern the welfare and prosperity of the State.

“Those who assist with the administration of the country are my officials who are mostly local born. There are also British officials seconded from Sarawak and other places who, before being employed in Brunei, must obtain my sanction and the approval of the State Council and also the recommendation of the Public Service Committee.

“The British Gov…

Permanent and Deputy Secretaries in Brunei Government (6 January 2018)

HM Sultan Brunei's Gift to Differently Abled Citizens

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Sultan’s New Year gift for differently abled
January 1, 2018

| Azlan Othman |

HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented for the amendment of the Act and Regulations for Pension and Allowance for People with Different Abilities (OKU), with effect from January 1, 2018.

In the New Year titah for 2018 last night, His Majesty said, “We are aware that every individual has different capabilities and advantages. In this context, regarding the welfare of People with Different Abilities. I have consented for the amendment of the Act and Regulations for Pension and Allowance for People with Different Abilities.

“Through this amendment, OKU allowances will also be distributed to eligible recipients aged below 15 at certain rates, and this amendment will take effect starting January 1, 2018.

“Through this amendment, it is hoped that the…

Private Educational Institutions 2018 for Brunei Students

MoE provides list of private educational institutions for 2018
December 27, 2017

THE Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday issued a list of private formal educational institutions registered with the MoE, for 2018.

In the Brunei-Muara District, the registered schools are:
Al-Falaah School in Sungai Akar; Al-Falaah School in Ban 5, Kampong Kilanas; Bakti Dewa School in Jerudong; Bakti Dewa School in Berakas; Bright Jigsaw International School; Chung Hwa Middle School in Bandar Seri Begawan; DES School; Fairview School; Freda Radin School; IQRA Primary School; Jigsaw Playschool; Jigsaw Primary School; Joyful Kids Montessori School; Learning Tree School; Little Caliphs School; Nusa Laila Puteri School in Jangsak; Nusa Laila Puteri School in Kiulap; Nusa Laila Puteri School in Sungai Buloh; Nusa Laila Puteri School in Tanjung Bunut; Rising Star Child Development; Alif School Sdn Bhd in Kampong Tungku; Cahaya Bina Insan School; Cemerlang Abejess School; Kesuma Mekar School; PGGMB School i…

Warkah Kesultanan Brunei Yang Tertua

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Warkah Kesultanan Brunei yang tertua
December 11, 2017

Oleh Dr. Muhammad Hadi bin Muhammad Melayong,
Majlis Tertinggi Melayu Islam Beraja, Negara Brunei Darussalam

SELARAS dengan Wawasan Brunei 2035 dalam usaha untuk mengukuhkan pengamalan dan juga penghayatan nilai-nilai keBruneian dalam kehidupan bermasyarakat dan bernegara, penulis telah menerima undangan untuk membentang satu kertas kerja dalam Seminar Manuskrip-Manuskrip Borneo yang bertemakan Melestari Warisan Bangsa.

Seminar yang memfokuskan perbincangan mengenai manuskrip-manuskrip lama Borneo telah diungkayah oleh Pusat Sejarah, Kementerian Kebudayaan Belia dan Sukan. Ianya melibatkan penyertaan dari dalam dan luar negara di mana sebanyak 53 kertas kerja telah diketengahkan khususnya 37 pembentangan dari negara dan wilayah di Kepulauan Borneo, Indonesia dan Malaysia yang berlangsung selama dua hari pada 27 hingga 28 November 2017 yang lalu.

Kepentingan pengkajian dan penyelidikan mengenai warisan bangsa terutama dalam bent…

Brunei Major Strides in Overall Infrastructure Development

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Core sector leap
December 5, 2017

| Azlan Othman |

BRUNEI Darussalam is making major strides in overall infrastructure development, scoring high among the Southeast Asian economies along with Indonesia and Singapore, according the latest global competitiveness report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The WEF looked into quality as well as availability of roads, railroads, ports, air transport, electricity, and telephone services of each economy to produce an overall ranking.

The Sultanate scored 4.4 out of 7 in the 2017-2018 report and ranked 60th globally, from 3.9 out of 7 and 78th position in the previous report.

Brunei scored high in quality of roads with a score of 4.8 and ranking 33rd globally; electricity supply (score 5.4, ranking 53); and mobile phone subscription (score 120.7, ranking 61).

In terms of the availability of roads, Singapore received the highest score in Asean, attaining the second best position in the world, according to the 2017-2018 WEF rep…

HM Sultan Brunei's New Granddaughter

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His Majesty names new granddaughter
December 7, 2017

BY COMMAND of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Office of His Majesty yesterday announced that His Majesty with great pleasure named His Majesty’s granddaughter and the daughter of His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman as Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Faathimah Az-Zahraa’ Raihaanul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah.

His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam as well as other members of the royal family sincerely thanke…