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HM Sultan Brunei: Public Servants Must Not Abuse Power

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Public servants told not to misuse power
November 23, 2017

| Azlan Othman |

THOSE who are given power must not abuse it for self-interest or to mistreat people, said 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.

“Good public servants are those who serve honestly and sincerely, and not who are efficient but disloyal. Efficiency is not worth if it is used to persecute people,” the monarch noted in a titah delivered on the occasion of the 24th Civil Service Day Celebration at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.

“I don’t want to see a public service that abuses power or making defamatory remarks. This does not bring in any good, but rather invites acrimony. Public service must be clean from all negative elements for the nation and government to be blessed.

“I encouraged people to practise team spirit, particularly in…

HM Sultan Brunei: Stop Distorted Views on Islamic Practices

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Distorted views on Islamic practices must be stopped
November 8, 2017

| 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 called on the need to take action against those who spread distorted views on Islamic practices.

Delivering a titah at the opening ceremony of the Knowledge Convention 2017 to mark the monarch’s 71st birthday, His Majesty said appropriate measures should be initiated against those who repudiate the Tahlil practice, reject the practice of paying respects to the deceased at cemetery and question Maulidur Rasul (birthday celebration of Prophet Muhammad) (pbuh) as well as the recitation of Al-Quran before commencement of work and so on, on the ground that these were not established by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

“The world is full of challenges and among those that regularly hit us are challenges in practising religio…

Permanent Secretaries and Deputies in Brunei (2 November 2017)

PMO announces appointment, transfer of senior officers
November 2, 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 Prime Minister’s Office hereby announces that His Majesty has consented to the transfer and appointment of the following senior officers – Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Juanda bin Haji Abdul Rashid, Permanent Secretary (Law and Welfare) at the Prime Minister’s Office as well as the Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau and Solicitor General has been transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; and Datin Elinda binti Haji CA Mohamed, Special Senior Duties Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs has been appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office and Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The date of transfer and appointment of the …