Appointment of New Brunei Health Minister

Dato Paduka Dr Haji Md Isham bin Jaafar, New Brunei Health Minister
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 Senior Special Duties Officer.

Meanwhile, Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health has been transferred to Ministry of Education as Director of Planning, Development and Research.

Datin Paduka Dr Hajah Maslina binti Haji Mohsin, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health has been transferred to Ministry of Religious Affairs as Senior Special Duties Officer.

The appointment of the Minister of Health as well as the appointment and transfer of the said officers are effective from today.

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The list of update Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries including the above and an earlier 18th November 2017 changes are as follows:


PERMANENT SECRETARIES

Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Dato Paduka Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman (Economy and Finance)

Pengiran Datin Shazainah bte Pg Dato Paduka Shariffudin (International)*
Md Riza bin Dato Paduka Hj Md Yunos (Media and Cabinet)
Haji Md Azmi bin Haji Hanifah (Energy and Industry)
Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohammad (Corporate Affairs and Civil Service)
Haji Kamaluddin bin Bongsu (Manpower and SHENA)
Datin Elinda bte Haji CA Mohamed (Law and Welfare)*

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
Capt (Rtd) Abdul Rahman bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar

Ministry of Finance (MOF)
Dato Paduka Ahmaddin bin Haji Abd Rahman (Policy)
Norliah bte Kula (Performance)*

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi
Datin Tan Bee Yong*
Dato Paduka Haji Matnor bin Haji Jeludin
Sheikh Haji Fadilah bin Sheikh Haji Ahmad
Emaleen bte Abdul Rahman Teo*

Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA)
Haji Abd Mutalib bin Pehin Dato Haji Yussof

Ministry of Education (MOE)
Dr. Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh*

Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA)
Dato Seri Setia Haji Abd Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Md Yusof

Ministry of Development (MOD)
Haji Md Lutfi bin Abdullah (Administration and Finance)
Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin (Technical and Professional)

Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT)
Dr. Haji Abd Manaf bin Haji Metussin

Ministry of Communications (MOC)
Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS)
Datin Paduka Dr. Hajah Norlila binti Dato Paduka Haji Jalil*
Dato Paduka Haji Joanda HA Rashid

Ministry of Health (MOH)
Haji Abd Manap bin Othman

DEPUTY PERMANENT SECRETARIES

Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abd Wahab (Management, Coperatives and Industry)*
Pengiran Hajah Siti Nirmala binti Pengiran Mohamed (Economy and Finance)*
Abdul Walid bin Haji Matassan (Corporate and Administration)
Pengiran Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra (Power, IT and E-Government)
Haji Mohammad Yusree bin Haji Junaidi (Solicitor General)

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
Capt. (R) Hj Md Amirul Shahnoel bin Hj Md Noeh (Technology and Development)
Pengiran Hajah Zety Sufina bte Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Sani (Finance and Administration)*

Ministry of Finance (MOF)
Khairuddin bin Abd Hamid (Investment)
Dr. Hajah May Faezah bte Haji Ahmad Arifin (Performance and Compliance)*

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
Haji Adanan bin Haji Jaafar
Haji Osman bin Haji Mohd Yusof
Haji Mohd Yusra bin Haji Mohd Salleh
Hajah Nor Ashikin bte Haji Johari*
Hajah Mardiana bte Haji Omar*

Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA)
Haji Md Sunadi bin Buntar
Ajman bin Haji Meludin (Security and Welfare)

Ministry of Education (MOE)
Dr. Haji Azman bin Haji Ahmad
Nadia Lee Siew Hoon bte Abdullah*

Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA)
Haji Roslan bin Tajaah (Administration and Finance)

Ministry of Development (MOD)
Dr. Nor Imtihan bte Haji Abd Razak*

Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT)
Wardi bin Md Ali

Ministry of Communications (MOC)
--Vacant--

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS)
--Vacant--

Ministry of Health (MOH)
--Vacant


*Women

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