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Brunei Has Been Independent for Centuries

Brunei has been independent for centuries

JANUARY 18, 1958 – His Highness the Sultan explained the difference between a British Protectorate and a British Crown Colony to the people of Labu during a special visit he made there last Sunday.

“A British Colony,” said His Highness, “is a country which is controlled one hundred per cent by the British Officials and whose policies and laws are made by the British Government.

“Brunei is NOT a British Colony,” emphasised the Sultan. This country is your own country and I am your own Sultan and as such I am responsible for the country’s policies which concern the welfare and prosperity of the State.

“Those who assist with the administration of the country are my officials who are mostly local born. There are also British officials seconded from Sarawak and other places who, before being employed in Brunei, must obtain my sanction and the approval of the State Council and also the recommendation of the Public Service Committee.

“The British Gov…

Permanent and Deputy Secretaries in Brunei Government (6 January 2018)

HM Sultan Brunei's Gift to Differently Abled Citizens

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Sultan’s New Year gift for differently abled
January 1, 2018

| Azlan Othman |

HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented for the amendment of the Act and Regulations for Pension and Allowance for People with Different Abilities (OKU), with effect from January 1, 2018.

In the New Year titah for 2018 last night, His Majesty said, “We are aware that every individual has different capabilities and advantages. In this context, regarding the welfare of People with Different Abilities. I have consented for the amendment of the Act and Regulations for Pension and Allowance for People with Different Abilities.

“Through this amendment, OKU allowances will also be distributed to eligible recipients aged below 15 at certain rates, and this amendment will take effect starting January 1, 2018.

“Through this amendment, it is hoped that the…