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BIBD pays close to $1.9M in business Zakat

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and its group of subsidiaries recently performed its obligation as a business by handing over its Zakat (tithe) on Business for the financial year 2020, along with Zakat for customer deposits to the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB). BIBD’s Zakat on Business for the Financial Year 2020 amounted to $1,894,504.82…

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Malaysia Aviation Group to accept 737 MAX jet deliveries from 2024

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), parent of national carrier Malaysia Airlines, said on Tuesday it would take delivery of Boeing 737 MAX jets from 2024, though the airline group plans to retire its Airbus A380 fleet in the coming months. The company has agreed with Boeing to take delivery of its orders from 2024, over a…

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Carbon copy? Pandora takes a shine to lab-made diamonds

Pandora, the jewellery maker best know for its silver charm bracelets, will stop selling mined diamonds and focus on more affordable, sustainable, lab-grown gems, it said on Tuesday. “Diamonds are not only forever, but for everyone,” Pandora Chief Executive Alexander Lacik said as the Danish company launched a new collection of man-made stones. Pandora, which…

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MPRT pivots toward business tourism with new mid-year event Brunei MYCE 2021

The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) will be organising the month-long Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (Brunei MYCE 2021) slated for June, hoping to hone in on the emerging Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) tourism market and attract more “business travellers” into the sultanate. Speaking during a press conference recently, Permanent Secretary…

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HM: Regional stability vital for ASEAN’s prosperity

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzadin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a titah underscored the importance for ASEAN to continue strengthening its unity and centrality as regional stability is vital for the greater peace and prosperity of the people of ASEAN.  Last week, with the sultanate holding the Chairmanship of…

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Anjung Saujana’s lucky diner wins two tickets to Singapore

Lee Siao Voon emerged as the winner of Anjung Saujana Restaurant’s recent Singapore Food Festival Dine & Win 2021 campaign, taking home two return tickets to Singapore. The mother-of-two, in an interview with The Bruneian, said it has always been her wish to visit Singapore again and that she was ecstatic with the unexpected win….

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