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Brunei Government Budget 2018/19 B$5.3 billion

B$5.3B budget passed March 21, 2018 | Azlan Othman | THE Legislative Council (LegCo) yesterday unanimously passed the national budget of B$5.3 billion for the Financial Year 2018/2019, which takes effect on April 1, 2018. With the passing of the budget, the 14th LegCo session came to a close after 12 days of deliberations. The budget for the new financial year was announced by Minister of Finance II YB Dato Seri Paduka Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah on the third day of the LegCo session on March 7, 2018. It was discussed over the past 12 days by the Cabinet Ministers and appointed LegCo members and approved without any amendment. In his closing remarks yesterday, Special Adviser to 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 and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, YB Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila U

For the First Time, Villagers Walk Ashore

For the first time the villagers walk ashore MARCH 15, 1958 – A new picture of Brunei Mosque taken from the staging of what will be a pier to extend several hundreds of yards into the Water Village. The villagers were not slow to connect their house to the staging with planks and so, for the first time ever, they have been walking ashore instead of going by perahu. Soon, a large semi-circular mole is to be built which will embrace the pier and serve to form two artificial lagoons. Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin +++++ Special issue of stamps will commemorate opening of mosque MARCH 8, 1958 – To commemorate the opening of Brunei’s new $6M mosque, which is expected to take place some time in September this year, a special issue of stamps has been ordered, and these will become available at all post offices in the state from the opening day. It is stressed, however, that the issue will be a limited one comprising three denominations only: eight, 15 and 35 cents. Proofs from the de