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  1. Bandar Seri Begawan: Asean ministers agree to tackle transboundary hazeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Asia News Network

    Five Asean countries, including Brunei, agreed to remain vigilant and step up their efforts to minimise any possible occurrence of transboundary smoke haze from land and forest fires in anticipation of the extended drier weather in the coming months. This is a move to deal with the high risks of occasional extended periods of drier and warmer conditions due to the possibility of the prevailing moderate El Nino strengthening in the coming months.


  2. Carrie Lam wraps up Brunei visitRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | The Standard

    Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam, ended her visit to Brunei today. After landing at Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei yesterday afternoon, Mrs Lam visited the Royal Regalia Museum.


  3. Minister Masagos Zulkifli wraps up four-day visit to BruneiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 |

    This is the fourth consecutive year Mr Masagos Zulkifli has led a delegation to Brunei for Hari Raya visits. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says this reflects the warm and close friendship between the two countries.


  4. Minister Masagos conveys Hari Raya greetings to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in BruneiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 |

    Mr Masagos will also be the Guest of Honour at an Open House - organised by the Singapore High Commission in Brunei - to celebrate both Hari Raya and SG50. Second Foreign Affairs Minister Masagos Zulkifli conveying Hari Raya greetings to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at the Istana Nurul Iman.


  5. Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei plans to set up new shipyardRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 16 | Asia News Network

    Brunei is looking to have ships that are required by the oil and gas sector for off-shore services to be built locally, and are making plans for a new shipyard to achieve this aspiration. In a speech delivered yesterday at the Petroleum Brunei Fabrication Yard in Muara, Minister of Energy Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohammad Yasmin Haji Umar said there will be a growing demand for more vessels in the future in the oil and gas sector.


  6. Bandar Seri Begawan: Typhoon Nangka changes course, heads for JapanRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Asia News Network

    Typhoon Nangka has changed course and is now headed towards Japan, lowering any risk of Brunei experiencing another storm, the Meteorological Department said yesterday. In a press statement, the weather agency said the risk of squally weather conditions affecting Brunei is currently low because Typhoon Nangka is no longer headed towards the Philippines.


  7. Bandar Seri Begawan: Damages from recent storm in Brunei to be repairedRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | Asia News Network

    ... the storm," he said. Currently, there are 11 houses still requiring assistance, and they are working closely with the Brunei-Muara District Office and the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC). In Kampong Ayer, 28 houses have been repaired. One ...


  8. Bandar Seri Begawan: Licence needed to bring drone, e-cigarettes into BruneiRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | Asia News Network

    Persons importing or bringing in drones and e-cigarettes will need permission from the appropriate authorities, or face the items being compunded, the Royal Customs and Excise Department reminded. According to the department, drones and e-cigarettes are controlled items and the department has been confiscating the items because many are unaware that they need the appropriate licence to import, or are purposely attempting to smuggle them into Brunei.


  9. Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei's humanitarian fund for Nepal quake victims rises to Us$172, 685.53Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Asia News Network

    ... Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah. Also present during the ceremony was Malaysia's High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Datuk Ag Sahak Ag Salleh and other members of PWM as well as officers from the Community Development Department ...


  10. Brunei sentences man from Philippines to hangRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Big News

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - The High Court in Brunei has delivered a harsh judgement on a man convicted of murdre, and has ordered the the country's first hanging in five years. Cyrille Navarro Tagapan, 31, originally from the Philippines was charged in 2013 with murdering 61-year old Brunei national Abdullah Hj Hamid on August 1, 2012.


  11. First paediatrician at Hereford County Hospital dies aged 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Hereford Times

    Hugh Fisher moved to Herefordshire to take up the role in 1951 after completing his training at St Thomas's Hospital in London. After retiring, he went to Brunei for a year with his wife, Beryl, to take up a post as paediatrician at the hospital in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.


  12. World's smallest leadless pacemaker first implanted in BruneiRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Brunei's first Micra leadless pacemakers, the world's smallest and wireless pacemakers, have been successfully implanted on two heart disease patients in the Gleneagles Jerudong Park Medical Center , the state-run Radio Television Brunei reported on Thursday. RTB said Brunei is the second country in the Asia Pacific region to implant the Micra leadless pacemaker after its commercial release this month.


  13. Brunei continues 'daytime dining' ban in restaurants during RamadanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 |

    The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is reflected in the pavement after heaving rains hit Bandar Seri Begawan. BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Muslim fasting month has begun in Brunei and a "daytime dining" ban is in place for the second year running.


  14. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is interviewed by ASEAN journalists.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    A warm smile lit up his face as he greeted ASEAN journalists who had been invited for a week-long tour of Singapore at the beginning of June. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had agreed to meet with us for an hour, to answer wide-ranging questions from reporters and editors who came from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.


  15. Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei-Indonesia trade hit $812 million in 2014Read the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Trade value between Brunei and Indonesia increased by 4.10 per cent to to US$812 million in 2014, a senior Indonesian diplomat said yesterday. Out of the $812 million, over 90 per cent of the business transaction was in oil and gas, according to Rudhito Widagdo, Minister Counsellor of Economy at the Indonesian Embassy.


  16. Prince Philip celebrates 94th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 |

    ... They were joined for the occasion by their eldest son, the heir to the throne Prince Charles, and the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. During the daily Changing the Guard ceremony on the palace forecourt on Wednesday, the Band of the ...


  17. 8 Australian veterans return to WWII battlefields in Brunei after 70 yearsRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Eight Australian veterans, aged from 89 to 96 years old, came to Brunei-Australia Memorial, Muara Beach, on Wednesday to attend commemorative service to honor the 70th anniversary of Australian troops landing in Brunei in World War II, an important part of Australian campaigns of the war against Japan which ended in victory, freeing the island from the Japanese occupation. In a commemorative address, Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Senator Michael Ronaldson, said "When we remember the campaigns in Orth Borneo, we remember the dead and we mourn their loss".


  18. Bandar Seri Begawan: Weak ringgit seen to boost shopping ahead of Hari Raya: analystsRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2015 | Asia News Network

    ... in Bruneian dollars. "The ringgit is around 8.5 per cent cheaper than it was a year ago in either Singapore dollar or Brunei dollar terms," Nizam told The Brunei Times. But Nizam said the GST, which which is at a fixed rate of six per cent, may ...


  19. Bandar Seri Begawan: Online banking gains tractionRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Usage of mobile and online banking in Brunei is comparable to that in developed economies such as Australia and USA, a Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam survey indicated. In an interview, Chief Operating Officer at BIBD Dr Gyorgy Ladics said that there are six times more transactions made through its mobile and online banking transactions than at the bank's physical counters.


  20. Bandar Seri Begawan: Birth of Brunei royal baby announcedRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah has safely given birth to a baby boy at 2.02am yesterday. Grand Chamberlain Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Hj Alauddin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Hj Abu Bakar made the announcement in a statement, by the command of His Majesty Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.