IN the vote of thanks conveyed by members of the Legislative Council yesterday a majority of the member expressed wishes to see more interaction between the government and the community in terms of open dialogue and group discussion.

A call for transparency in all aspects of government dealings was also raised in efforts to encourage positive national development.

In the morning session which was initiated by Yang BerhormatPehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia BaktiDiraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, Special Adviser to His Majesty and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, members reiterated the importance of His Majesty’s titah.

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Putera Maharaja Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Ghani Pehin Datu Pekerma Dewa Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Rahim:

Raised concerns over the legitimacy of foreign owned businesses operating in Brunei.

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Dato Paduka Seri Haji Hasrin Dato Paduka Haji Sabtu:

Urged Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) to have continuous special programmes and trainings aimed at improving police capacity and professional conducts, especially directed to officers and junior members of the force.

YB Haji Tahamit Haji Nudin, Penghulu Mukim Gadong A:

Suggested that pineapple plantations in Kg Tungku be revived, especially when it is considered one of the village’s traditional agricultural produce.

He also urged authorities to look into overseas marketing and promotion of Brunei’s stingless bee honey.

YB Nik Hafimi Abdul Haadii:
Suggested to open up more opportunities for locals to gain international exposure .

YB Hj Abdul Wahab Apong, Penghulu Mukim Tanjong Maya:

On developing agriculture, he suggested short-term measures such as focus on improving production for padi at Kg Wasan, Mukim Pengkalan Batu and its vicinity .

To gather the scattered padi farmers across Tutong and Belait in one area, making it easier to provide assistances such as consultations, fertilisers and to help fight against pests.

The Bruneian

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