Brunei's new Cabinet Ministers

The Cabinet as announced on 29th May 2010:

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MINISTER OF FINANCE

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince
SENIOR MINISTER AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong
MINISTER OF EDUCATION

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan
MINISTER OF HEALTH

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi
MINISTER OF DEVELOPMENT

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah
MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya
MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND PRIMARY RESOURCES

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman
MINISTER OF FINANCE II AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Awang Lim Jock Seng
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE II

YB Pehin Dato Singa Menteri Colonel (R) Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Yasmin
MINISTER OF ENERGY AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

YB Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Mohamad
MINISTER OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

YB Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin
MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS

YB Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hazair
MINISTER OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS

The State Mufti and the Attorney General are also Members of the Cabinet.

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DEPUTY MINISTERS

Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Juned
DEPUTY MINISTER AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mustaffa bin Haji Sirat
DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENCE

Tuan Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah
DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE

Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yusof bin Haji Ismail
DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION

Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong
DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEVELOPMENT

Pengiran Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar
DEPUTY MINISTER OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

Pehin Dato Laila Major General (R) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Halbi
DEPUTY MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS

Datin Hajah Adina binti Osman
DEPUTY MINISTER OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS

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All appointments began today, Saturday, 15 Jamadil Akhir 1431 / 29 May 2010 for a period of 5 years.

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Some are asking who are the relatively unknown deputy ministers. Here are the answers:

Dato Mustafa Sirat was the Permanent Secretary at Defence and before that he was the Permanent Secretary at PM's Office. He has a long career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before that.

Haji Bahrin Abdullah was the Permanent Secretary at MOF and before that he was Deputy PS at MOF and before that he was a very senior officer at the Brunei Investment Agency.

Dato Yusof Ismail was a member of the Public Service Commission but before that he was the Permanent Secretary at the MInistry of Religious Affairs.

Dato Haji Ali Apong was the Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, before that he was PS at MOF and Managing Director of the Brunei Investment Agency.

Pengiran Haji Bahrom was formerly the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the same Ministry, he was a also a former Deputy PS at Ministry of Culture and was the Secretary of the Brunei Religious Council.

Pehin Halbi was formerly the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and was an Ambassador.

Datin Hajah Adina was formerly the Director of Community Development Department under the same Ministry. She was responsible for a lot of matters including welfare, women affairs etc.

Comments

Fauzernator said…
Tuan Haji, does this mean that the Ministry of Finance will now be under the Prime Minister's Office, since YB Pehin Rahman Ibrahim's title is now Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister's Office?
Zydah said…
I am very glad to see Datin Hajah Adina as Deputy Minister. To know a woman could make it that far in the cabinet is a breath of fresh air. I hope this will be a good motivation for women to be more committed and motivated to produce high quality work, and an avenue for women's progress and development both at home and at work.
Anonymous said…
Any Reasons why the 4 ministers and 4 deputy ministers were dropped or not re-appointed?

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