Brunei Newswire

Brunei Newswire

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

    Friday | Big News Network.com

    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.

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

    Tuesday Jun 30 | 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.

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

    Thursday Jun 25 | 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.

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

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Channelnewsasia.com

    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.

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

    Friday Jun 12 | 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.

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

    Thursday Jun 11 | 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.

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

    Wednesday Jun 10 | NEWS.com.au

    ... 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 ...

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

    Wednesday Jun 10 | 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".

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

    Wednesday Jun 10 | 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 ...

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

    Tuesday Jun 9 | 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.

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

    Sunday Jun 7 | 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.

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  12. Bandar Seri Begawan: Islamic finance needs to venture into corporate bankingRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 7 | Asia News Network

    ... product development for Islamic finance at global intelligence firm Thomson Reuters. In a recent interview with The Brunei Times, Mustafa said Islamic finance is a relatively-new segment of the banking and finance industry. But over the years, it ...

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  13. SINGAPORE: Singapore hosts region's athletes in SEA GamesRead the original story

    Friday Jun 5 | Asia News Network

    ... open by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, and witnessed by dignitaries such as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, as well as other parliamentarians, the ceremony was thick with symbolism. The venue and view of the city ...

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  14. SEA Games: Brunei withdraws as 2019 host, blames lack of timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | Channelnewsasia.com

    The resource-rich state apologised to the SEA Games Federation council after announcing its decision at a meeting in Singapore, according to the OCA website. This file photo shows an overview of a part of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, in 2000.

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  15. Bandar Seri Begawan: Online retailer opens first boutiqueRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2015 | Asia News Network

    ... anymore. I had to close orders for Hari Raya in January because I can only do 40-50 pieces in a month," she told The Brunei Times. Raifana has employed several local and foreign workers to cope with the demand. But despite having employees to help ...

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  16. SEA Games: Thailand want at least 90 golds to stay No 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... Wave Mall on Tuesday (Jun 2) for 10 of the 11 participating National Olympic Committees in Thailand, along with Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Timor Leste, Vietnam and hosts Singapore. Myanmar were officially welcomed ...

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  17. Chelsea academy is full of rich promise but none more so than Faiq...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Heard the one about the Sultan of Brunei's nephew playing for Chelsea? It may sound like the start to a joke, but this one just happens to be be true. The 17-year-old, who is the nephew to his homeland's ruling monarch - Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, is currently a first-year academy player with the Blues' Under 18s.

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  18. Brunei royal teen Faiq Bolkiah to kick off SEA Games football on Friday against VietnamRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | The Straits Times

    HE COMMANDED attention as the Brunei Under-23 football team strolled into the Bukit Gombak Stadium for their final training session ahead of tonight's SEA Games opener against Vietnam U-23s. While Faiq Bolkiah, the teenager at the centre of curious stares and a flurry of mobilephone snapshots, seemed unmoved by the commotion, two other men took notice.

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  19. Playboy Power: The extravagant lives of Brunei's playboy billionairesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Malaysia Chronicle

    I'M SITTING on the balcony of my hotel room in Brunei's capital Bandar Seri Begawan watching a blazing red sky as the sun sets over the South China Sea. It's my first time in this small, devoutly Muslim nation on the island of Borneo - land of gold-plated mosques and wooden water villages, home to the Sultan of Brunei and a nation so rich from its oil and gas resources that no one pays tax.

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  20. The billionaire playboys of BruneiRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    ... and the results were ... bizarre. 60 Minutes speaks to a woman who lived inside a royal palace with The Sultan of Brunei under Sharia Law. Courtesy: Channel Nine/60 Minutes I'M SITTING on the balcony of my hotel room in Brunei's capital Bandar Seri ...

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