Entry and exit via land and sea control posts postponed for two weeks

The government of Brunei Darussalam, announced a two-week postponement on granting permission for exit and entry into the sultanate via Malaysia, affecting registered parcel users, foreign nationals from Malaysia as well as transit passengers entering the sultanate via land and sea. According to the Minister of Home Affairs during a press conference on Tuesday, the…

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His Majesty receives in audience China’s State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, on Thursday received in audience Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, who is on a three-day visit to Brunei Darussalam.  During the Audience Ceremony, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and…

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Brunei opens its ASEAN Chairmanship outlining three strategic thrusts

Recovery, digitalisation and sustainability were the three strategic thrusts outlined by Brunei during the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials (SEOM) Retreat 2021, as the sultanate proposed ten Priority Economic Deliverables (PEDs) under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Pillar. Chaired by the Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) Dr Hjh May Fa’ezah…

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Diplomatic Corps in Brunei hosts inaugural photo exhibition

Diplomatic Corps in Brunei recently launched a photo exhibition dubbed “Brunei Darussalam from the Eyes of Foreign Diplomats and their Families” at the Royal Regalia Museum, featuring some 109 pictures of beautiful sceneries and moments foreign diplomats enjoy in the sultanate. The ten-day showcase which is jointly organised with Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports…

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UTB stands first in Asia for international faculty

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) has performed particularly well in the International Faculty, standing at number one regionally – the strongest indicator for UTB, according to a report by Quacquarelli Symonds Asian University Rankings (QSAUR). This shows UTB embraces diversity and shared differences among educators as this index is simply based on the proportion of faculty…

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MCYS inks MoU with local higher education institutions

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with local higher education institutions, in an effort to foster more collaboration in areas of research, resource sharing as well as capacity building. Four universities took part in the signing ceremony on Tuesday held at the Lecture Hall of the Hassanal…

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26th ATM Meeting committed towards recovery of ASEAN transport sectors

Initiatives to ensure the resilience of ASEAN transport sectors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic took centre stage during the 26th ASEAN Transports Ministers (ATM) Meeting recently with several key deliverables being endorsed.  The virtual 26th ATM Meeting discussed policy measures to support the implementation of initiatives and programmes related to the transport sector under the ASEAN…

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BGC, IBTE ink agreement for provision of adjunct lecturers

Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC) recently signed an agreement with the Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA) under the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE). Under the agreement, BGC will provide experienced BGC Marine Officers and experienced Deck Ratings as Adjunct Lecturers to the academy as part of its commitment to strengthening the Bruneian workforce to fill both…

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