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Suasana Bandar Brunei Suatu Ketika Dahulu

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Suasana Bandar Brunei suatu ketika dahulu
December 30, 2017

Oleh Haji Mohd Daud Abdul Rahman

BANYAK kenangan dan sejarah lama sudah jauh berlalu meninggalkan kita yang kini hanya tinggal menjadi ristaan. Penulis masih ingat suasana ibu kota, Bandar Brunei pada zaman dahulu yang masih segar dalam ingatan.

Pada ketika itu, masyarakat tinggal jauh dari bandar, terutamanya masyarakat di Kampung Lamunin, Sengkurong, Jerudong, Kilanas dan lainnya merasa sukar untuk turun ke bandar.

Mereka ini biasanya datang ke Bandar Brunei menaiki bas seawal pagi lagi dengan membawa hasil jualan mereka. Antara barangan yang dijual pada masa itu ialah buah-buahan, sayur-sayuran, kuih-muih tempatan seperti kelupis beras kebun, wajid, tapai dan bermacam-macam lagi. Manakala ubat-ubatan asli puak Kedayan juga turut dijual di sana.

Tempat berjaja masyarakat pada ketika itu adalah di kawasan lapang Panggung Borneo berhadapan dengan Kampung Sultan Lama selain daripada Pasar Tamu Hujung Minggu. Bagi masyarakat Ci…

Sejarah Kenangan Kampong Ayer

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Sejarah kenangan Kampong Ayer
September 30, 2017

Oleh Haji Mohd Daud Abdul Rahman

MENURUT cerita daripada orang-orang tua asal penduduk Kampong Ayer bahawa kampung ini sudah wujud lebih lima ratus tahun dahulu. Ini juga berdasarkan daripada sejarah lama dan warisan yang ditinggalkan oleh nenek moyang mereka suatu ketika dahulu.

Dalam awal tahun 1950-an, sebahagian kawasan Kampung Sumbiling Lama dan Kampung Bukit Salat telah dipindahkan ke tebing sungai berdekatan dengan Jambatan Rangas Lama. Ini adalah kerana untuk memberi laluan kepada kerja-kerja pembinaan Masjid Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien pada ketika itu. Jambatan Rangas adalah jambatan terawal pada masa itu bagi kemudahan perhubungan menyeberangi Sungai Kedayan menuju Kampung Pusar Ulak.

Manakala Kampung Ujong Bukit dan Kampung Sungai Kedayan (juga dikenali sebagai ‘Kampung Pandai Emas’) adalah kampung terawal yang mahir dalam bidang perusahaan tembaga asli Brunei. Menurut cerita orang-orang tua dahulu, tempat asal bidang pembuatan ema…

Rich Brunei Heritage Offers Good Backdrop for Writing

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Rich Brunei heritage offers good backdrop for writing
February 15, 2018

| Danial Norjidi |

IN BRUNEI’S rich heritage, there are many ideas, tales, stories and characters that can be used as a backdrop and background for writing.

Haji Mohd Rozan bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos, a local writer and Adjunct Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, yesterday said this while delivering a keynote address at the launch of the 1st Writers Conference.

“Ever since the invention of printing, books have been the medium of choice, providing an opening into the imaginative world of others and enabling us to enrich ourselves with their creativity,” he said.

“Books play a significant role in our life. They say that ‘When you open a book, you open a new world’. I believe that everyone would agree with this statement as books have become inevitable to mankind. For the majority of people, books are part of their everyday life.”

“Books are packed with knowledge, insights into a happy life…

First Writers Conference in Brunei

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Writers Conference opens first chapter
February 15, 2018

| Danial Norjidi |

THE 1st Writers Conference was launched yesterday by the Cottage and Youth Initiative Programme (CYiP).

The two-day conference features an exhibition, coffee chats, workshops and pop-up booths at the Knowledge Hub (KHub) Lobby in Anggerek Desa.

CYiP Principal Mentor Captain (Rtd) Zailan bin Pehin Dato Mohd Don delivered welcoming remarks during the launch at the Design and Technology Building.

Meanwhile, in her speech Norhayati binti Haji Abu Bakar, Senior Mentor of Social Economy at CYiP, shared that CYiP – established in November 2016 – aims to create market access for quality Brunei products to penetrate the global market, with the objective of producing successful business leaders by creating a business environment and influencing the export products for other people to participate, to create high quality products by promoting sales brands and facilitate supply chains for sustainable production.

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HM Sultan Brunei: Country Comes First

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His Majesty: Country comes first
February 8, 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 said yesterday that the Cabinet Ministers and government officials have to think about the long-term future of the country rather than focus on their own self-interest.

In a hard-hitting titah delivered at a special meeting with the newly appointed Cabinet Ministers at the Istana Nurul Iman, His Majesty said to be a good leader, one must strongly stick to the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) principle and not be a leader who is ‘intoxicated’ with power, who does everything for self-interest and not for the country.

His Majesty said among the signs of an ‘intoxicated’ leader is being cunning by setting up plans or strategies for selfish reasons such as cronyism and nepotism, and for the strengthening of position and power.

The monarch …

Brunei Permanent and Deputy Permanent Secretaries (8 February 2018)

The list of Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries in the Brunei Government as of 8 February 2018 with the appointment of two new Permanent Secretaries and the transfer of two others as follows:

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PERMANENT SECRETARIES

Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Pengiran Datin Shazainah bte Pg Dato Paduka Shariffudin (International)*
Md Riza bin Dato Paduka Hj Md Yunos (Media and Cabinet)
Haji Md Azmi bin Haji Hanifah (Energy and Industry)
Haji Kamaluddin bin Bongsu (Manpower and SHENA)
Lt Col (R) Pengiran Sazali bin Pengiran Yakob (Security)
Haji Mohd Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim (Law and Welfare)

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
Capt (Rtd) Abdul Rahman bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar

Ministry of Finance (MOF)
Norliah bte Kula (Performance)*

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
Datin Tan Bee Yong*
Dato Paduka Haji Matnor bin Haji Jeludin
Emaleen bte Abdul Rahman Teo*
Hajah Siti Norishan bte Hj Abd Ghafor*

Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA)
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Ministry of Religious Affairs …