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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…

HM Sultan Brunei: Oppression by those with power cannot be tolerated

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Oppression by those with power cannot be tolerated
December 1, 2017

| Hakim Hayat |

OPPRESSION in all forms, especially from those entrusted with power and authority, cannot be tolerated and must be rooted out of the country, 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.

Delivering a titah at the Istana Nurul Iman which was broadcast on state television and radio on the eve of Maulidur Rasul, or the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), for the year of 1439 Hijrah, His Majesty highlighted the noble character of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who denounced repression and advocated fairness in his efforts to broaden the reach of slam.

“In this age full of turmoil, justice is tainted by irresponsible and ruthless parties who steal away people’s happiness by means of oppression.

“This is a very hateful act that will meet with retribution f…

Appointment of New Brunei Health Minister

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Appointment and transfer of senior officers
December 1, 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, it is hereby announced that His Majesty has consented to the appointment of Dato Paduka Dr Haji Md Isham bin Jaafar, Executive Director, Medical Director and member of the Board of Directors of Jerudong Park Medical Centre, as Minister of Health to replace Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi.

Furthermore, by command of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty has also consented to the appointment and transfer of the following senior officers; Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman, Director General of Public Service Department, as Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health to replace Haji Zakaria bin Haji Serudin, who has been transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports as…