Sunday, 25 September 2016

Six Sultan’s Scholars named

2016-09-25 HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday awarded the prestigious Sultan’s Scholar to six students. The students received the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah...

Car dealer workshops start vehicle inspections

2016-09-25 VEHICLE inspection stations at appointed car dealer workshops began receiving customers yesterday. The Land Transport Department (LTD) earlier this month announced that 11 Class A car dealer workshops would be allowed to carry out the inspections...

First conviction under criminal assets recovery law

2016-09-25 BRUNEI has reported its first conviction under the Criminal Assets Recovery Order after a man was ordered to forfeit money that he had obtained from selling drugs. In a statement, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said the Order, enacted in 2012...

Brunei keen on herbal industry

2016-09-25 BRUNEI Darussalam’s Heart of Borneo Centre is collaborating with South Korea’s Ministry of Environment to develop and establish a herbal industry in the country, said the centre’s chief executive officer. In an interview with The Brunei Times...

Former inmates to begin work placement at mosques

2016-09-25 FOUR former inmates will be given the opportunity to begin their work placement as assistant marbut (caretakers) at selected mosques in the sultanate. Head of the Counselling Services and Supervision under the Prisons Department Pg Omar Pg Hj...

‘Estimated 2,000 people in Brunei suffering from dementia’

2016-09-25 AN ESTIMATED 2,000 people in Brunei may have dementia, many of whom remain undiagnosed, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said.The ministry issued a statement yesterday in conjuction with World Dementia Month which is observed in September.This year’s...

Two Indonesians detained, sentenced following joint raid

2016-09-25 TWO illegal immigrants were recently detained and sentenced following a joint operation conducted by the Department of Immigration and National Registration (JIPK) and the Religious Enforcement Agency. According to a statement from JIPK, “Ops...

Court rejects Singaporean’s appeal of corruption sentence

2016-09-25 THE High Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by a Singaporean national who said his sentence was excessive with respect to a corruption offence.Robert Tan Giok Poh, 62, was previously sentenced by the trial magistrate after pleading guilty to a...

Foreigners get prison terms for immigration offences

2016-09-25 TWO Indonesian nationals received prison sentences yesterday for illegal entry and overstaying in Brunei.Sumaji Ibrahim, 39, was sentenced to four months and three strokes.During an inspection conducted by Immigration and National Registration...

Man pleads guilty to causing death of child

2016-09-25 A MAN yesterday pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting a three-year-old and causing the child’s death last month.According to court documents prepared by Prosecuting Officer Siti Nurjauinah Hj Kula, the defendant, who was the child’s uncle,...

Woman in abortion case gets bail

2016-09-25 THE defendant in Brunei’s first self-induced abortion case was released on bail yesterday and will be sentenced on October 1.Nuramallinie @ Amal Suhailie, 22, is facing up to seven years in prison and a fine after pleading guilty to terminating her...

‘Brunei needs arbitration panel for disputes’

2016-09-25 A VISITING lecturer from the Universiti of Malaya recommended that a panel of arbitrators be set up to ensure that any arbitration conducted in Brunei is done by certified professionals.Speaking to The Brunei Times on the sidelines of a seminar on...

56 pass fire safety, first aid courses

2016-09-25 FIFTY-SIX people were appointed as fire marshals and first aiders at the Public Works Department yesterday. The Director-General of Public Works, Hj Amer Hishamuddin POKAPDSS Hj Zakaria, presented certificates to the 24 fire marshals and 32 first...

Brunei, United Kingdom reaffirm bilateral defence cooperation at London meet

2016-09-25 BRUNEI and the United Kingdom reaffirmed their commitment in bilateral defence cooperation, following the recent 14th Joint Defence Commission (JDC) meeting in London.The meeting on Wednesday was co-chaired by UK’s Head of International Policy and...

MinDef keen to enhance defence ties with ASEAN, Japan

2016-09-25 THE permanent secretary at the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) recently reiterated Brunei’s commitment to enhancing defence ties with ASEAN and Japan.Datin Paduka Hjh Suriyah Hj Umar made the statement on the sidelines of the Eighth Japan-ASEAN...

Sultan’s Scholars pledge commitment

2016-09-25 SULTAN’S Scholars yesterday expressed their commitment to assist the development of Brunei’s economy and plans to conduct research in fields relevant to the national development. In an interview with one of the recipients of the scholarship on the...

Brunei, Malaysia conclude exercise

2016-09-25 THE Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF) Brigadier General Pg Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan Pg Hj Mahmud and Chief of the Malaysian Army General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor preceded the closing ceremony of the BRUMAL SETIA...

‘Talented animators can help boost tourism sector’

2016-09-25 BRUNEI needs to produce more skilled 3D animators to boost tourism by portraying local culture and lifestyle in their production. Incorporating cultural elements into an animated movie is a method widely used by international producers said Alex...

Passenger jetty turns ‘home’ for siblings

2016-09-25 FOR more than a year, home for Siti Norazimah Hj Abdul Lamit and her stepbrother has been a passenger jetty, their ‘bed’ a bench. The two have been living this way while they await assistance from the authorities. According to Siti Norazimah, she...

TelBru resolves internet service problems

2016-09-25 TELEKOM Brunei Berhad (TelBru) yesterday said it had resolved a technical issue with its internet services that affected some parts of the country.Subscribers in areas such as Madang and Bandar Seri Begawan had been experiencing an intermittent...