The Cabinet 2010


The talk of the town has focused on what the next cabinet will look like and for most of us at ministries, guessing who our next bosses will be if he is not retained. Let's look back at previous cabinet changes. (Apologies, I simplified the names and titles and they are not listed in correct order of protocol)

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1984

The first cabinet in 1984 was quite small.

Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of Home Affairs: His Majesty
Minister of Defence: Al-Marhum Begawan Sultan Haji Omar Ali
Minister of Foreign Affairs: HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports: HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah
Minister of Education and Health: Pehin Abd Aziz Umar
Minister of Development: Pehin Abd Rahman Taib
Minister of Law and Communications: Pengiran Laila Kanun Pg Hj Bahrin

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1986

After the death of Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali in 1986, the cabinet looked like this:

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence: His Majesty
Minister of Foreign Affairs: HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
Minister of Finance: HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah
Minister of Home Affairs: Pehin Isa
Minister of Education: Pehin Abd Rahman Taib
Minister of Health: Dato Dr Johar
Minister of Development: Pengiran Dr Ismail
Minister of Communications: Pehin Abd Aziz Umar
Minister of Law: Pengiran Laila Kanun Pg Hj Bahrin
Minister of Religious Affairs: Pehin Md Zain
Minister of Culture, Youth & Sports: Pehin Hussein

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1988

In 1988, with the expansion of another Ministry, the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (spun off from the Ministry of Development), the cabinet looked like this (new ministers in asterisks):

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence: His Majesty
Minister of Foreign Affairs: HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
Minister of Finance: HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah
Minister of Home Affairs: Pehin Isa
Minister of Education: Pehin Abd Aziz Umar*
Minister of Industry and Primary Resources: Pehin Abd Rahman Taib*
Minister of Health: Dato Dr Johar
Minister of Development: Pengiran Dr Ismail
Minister of Communications: Pehin Zakaria*
Minister of Law: Pengiran Laila Kanun Pg Hj Bahrin
Minister of Religious Affairs: Pehin Md Zain
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports: Pehin Hussein

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1998-2004

Between 1998 to 2004, several ministers resigned as follows:

Minister of Health: Dato Dr Johar
Minister of Finance: HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah (1999)
Minister of Law: Pengiran Laila Kanun Pg Hj Bahrin (1999)
Minister of Development: Pg Dr Ismail (2001)

and replaced as follows:

Minister of Health: Pehin Abu Bakar
Minister of Finance: His Majesty
Minister of Development: Pehin Ahmad Jumat
Minister of Law: Never replaced

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2005

The new cabinet in 2005 was as follows:

Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Minister of Finance: His Majesty
Senior Minister at Prime Minister's Office: HRH Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
Minister of Foreign Affairs: HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
Minister of Education: Pehin Rahman Taib
Minister of Industry and Primary Resources: Pehin Ahmad Jumat
Minister of Home Affairs: Pehin Adnan
Minister of Health: Pehin Suyoi
Minister of Communications: Pehin Abu Bakar
Minister of Religious Affairs: Pehin Md Zain
Minister of Development: Pehin Abdullah
Minister of Culture, Youth & Sports: Pehin Mohammad
Minister of Foreign Affairs II: Pehin Lim
Minister of Finance II: Pehin Abd Rahman Ibrahim
Minister of Energy: Pehin Yahya

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2008

3 reshuffles took place (new ministers in asterisk)

Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Minister of Finance: His Majesty
Senior Minister at Prime Minister's Office: HRH Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
Minister of Foreign Affairs: HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
Minister of Education: Pehin Rahman Taib
Minister of Industry and Primary Resources: Pehin Yahya*
Minister of Home Affairs: Pehin Adnan
Minister of Health: Pehin Suyoi
Minister of Communications: Pehin Abu Bakar
Minister of Religious Affairs: Pehin Md Zain
Minister of Development: Pehin Abdullah
Minister of Culture, Youth & Sports: Pehin Ahmad Jumat*
Minister of Foreign Affairs II: Pehin Lim
Minister of Finance II: Pehin Abd Rahman Ibrahim
Minister of Energy: Pehin Mohammad*

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2010

We certainly looked forward to the announcement of the new cabinet.

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Comments

Faiq said…
Hi Mr. BR, I think you missed the Minister of Home Affairs.
Faiq said…
...in the 2005/2008 cabinet that is
Anonymous said…
Dear Mr BR,
29th May, 2010 announcement

PM, MinOfDefense & MOF - HM
Senior Minister JPM - DPMM
MOFAT = DPPW

Education - Pehin Bakar
Health - Pehin Adanan
Development - Pehin Suyoi
Communications - Pehin Abdullah
MIPR - Pehin Yahya
Finance2 - Pehin Rahman
MOFAT2 - Pehin Lim
Energy - Pehin Yasmin
Religious Affairs - Pg Dr Haj Mohammad
Home Affairs - Pehin Badaruddin
MCYS - Pehin Hazair

Dep MOE - Dato Yusuf Ismail
Dep MDev - Daro Ali Apong
Dev Religgious Affairs - Pg Bahrom

Also appointed the first lady in the cabinet - Datin Hjh Adina Othman - TM KKBS

Dep Min (JPM) - Dato Wahab Juned

+2 more - missed their names;

State Mufti and AGC - Minister Level

Comments if these are not correct.

Leaders = icons for the people, the are our role model; must possess a great (hebat) personality;

Personaliti & sahsiah yang hebat = bersih, berkebolehan & berwawasan;

Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam

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