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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Change in medium of instruction cause of poor Maths results

2010-09-22 THE change in medium of instruction from Malay to English has resulted in poor Mathematics results for many Year One students, research from the Ministry of Education's Primary School Section showed.Out of a sample of five simple word problems, 52...

Education officer gets Chevening scholarship

2010-09-22 THIS year's Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) Chevening scholarship has been awarded to Hj Kamal Bahrin Jamal, an education officer at Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Hj Abu Bakar Secondary School in Belait district.The 30-year-old recipient was...

2 fire victims get aid

2010-09-22 TWO fire victim families yesterday received donations from the Brunei-Muara District Office yesterday.First to receive the donation was Erwan Ahmad, whose Kampung Burong Pinggai Ayer house was ravaged by fire on September 19 at 10.50 pm.Suhri Hj...

Indian jailed for overstaying

2010-09-22 AN INDIAN man has been sentenced to serve eight months in jail and three lashes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to overstaying in Brunei.Mohamed Ferosekhan Nagoor Meera was unrepresented during his appearance before the Senior Magistrate...

Flood early warning system mooted

2010-09-22 AN EARLY warning system for floods, which could see equipment installed in households in flood-prone areas in Tutong district, is among the "non-structural measures" proposed under the flood management scheme for Sungai Tutong floodplain...

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

His Majesty in KL for talks with Najib

2010-09-21 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday arrived in Kuala Lumpur to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak for the 14th Annual Consultation between Brunei and Malaysia. The four-eye...

Victim died of swelling of brain

2010-09-21 Death-in-custody court trial update IN THE ongoing death-in-custody trial at the High Court, a pathologist who performed the autopsy on the detainee said the victim had died of swelling of the brain, and his death could have been avoided had he...

HM IN KL FOR TALKS WITH NAJIB

2010-09-21 His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam (C) arriving last night in Kuala Lumpur to attend the 14th annual consultation with Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Putrajaya today. Upon arrival, the Sultan...

Princess Masna joins UN meet on MDG

2010-09-21 MDG REVIEW IN NEW YORK HER Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, yesterday attended the High Level Plenary meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations (UN...

5 receive Sultan's Scholar honour

2010-09-21 HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday awarded five exemplary students with the prestigious "Sultan's Scholar" of the Yayasan Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah. During a presentation ceremony at Istana...

HRH launches UBD Convo Festival

2010-09-21 HIS Royal Highness Crown Prince Dr Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah yesterday launched Universiti Brunei Darussalam's (UBD) 22nd Convocation Festival, which saw an Islamic Calligraphy exposition featuring UBD graduates' works. His Royal Highness, in...

Brunei-made RFID to be promoted

2010-09-21 THE Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry (AiTi) is gearing up to facilitate the use of Brunei's very own homemade Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions and applications to help simplify the workload of information-...

Brunei marks World Peace Day

2010-09-21 FOR the first time, Brunei Darussalam will be celebrating "International Day of Peace" today through the efforts of Universiti Brunei Darussalam's (UBD) international club members who will celebrate "Peace One Day", a 24 hour-...

HM, BIRC sponsor the Haj for 26 Muslim converts

2010-09-21 TWENTY-SIX Muslim converts will be performing the Haj this year courtesy of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.The 26 recipients were each given a sum of $3,500 equivalent to that awarded to government officers by His...

600 journalists gather at UN Media Centre

2010-09-21 WITH the official start of the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday, its media centre was abuzz with activity as some 600 media representatives lined up before the gates opened at around 7am.UN Liaison Officer...

Crowds on its feet for 'Jump'

2010-09-21 IT was an SRO crowd at the Empire Hotel and Country Club last night as a huge turnout of more than the expected 2,000 people filled its Indera Samudra Grand Hall to watch the comic martial arts show "Jump". Last night's rib-tickling show...

'M'sia-Brunei ties at an all-time high'

2010-09-21 THE High Commissioner of Malaysia Dato'Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, bid farewell to Brunei Darussalam yesterday evening, stating that his mission in Brunei Darussalam was successful, and that relations between leaders of the two nations were at an all- time...

Education official urges intervention programme for dyslexic students

2010-09-21 AN AVERAGE of four to five per cent of students in Brunei suffer from dyslexia, said the acting director of the Department of Schools yesterday.Latest figures from the Economic Planning and Development Department showed that there are a total of 45,...

Police search for three men under way

2010-09-21 POLICE are searching for two men for questioning, in relation to a snatch theft while the third is in relation for a truancy case. The two men who are wanted by the police for a snatch theft case were Norfazil Tamit, 27, with purple identity card...

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