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Indonesian couple nabbed with BND120K counterfeit notes (2019)

BY Fadley Faisal

An Indonesian couple were charged on Tuesday in the Magistrate’s Court, for the possession of BND10,000 notes believed to be counterfeit.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Qamarul Affyian bin Abdul Rahman charged Muntahar, 43, and Nurdianah Tuasikal, 28, of possessing 12 BND10,000 counterfeit notes, when both were stopped at the Brunei International Airport at 4.44pm, on November 17.

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Teacher charged with abusing three students (2019)

BY Fadley Faisal

A schoolteacher, who faces four charges of molesting three male students under the age of 12, was released by the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on a court bail of BND10,000, or two local sureties.

The 41-year-old defendant, whose name has been withheld, is accused of kissing and fondling the students on different occasions at a primary school in the Belait District.

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Maintain cleanliness, urges minister (2019)


Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR



BY Azlan Othman

Municipal departments should intensify measures against those who fail to maintain cleanliness in their areas, said Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.

He made this statement at a dialogue at the Brunei-Muara District Office on Tuesday with the chairmen and board members of the Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuala Belait and Seria and Tutong Municipal Boards who have been appointed for a two-year period from 2019 to 2021, with the consent of 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.

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Workshop formulates plans for Brunei’s Islamic tourism potential (2019)



Acting Director of Arts and Culture Haji Mohd Abdoh bin Haji Awang Damit. PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI


BY Izah Azahari

Islamic tourism is a fast-growing tourism sector with potential for Brunei Darussalam’s social and economic development, said Acting Director of Arts and Culture Haji Mohd Abdoh bin Haji Awang Damit at the Workshop on Cultural Tourism Development in Brunei Darussalam on Tuesday.

“Through dialogue and partnerships with stakeholders from both the government and non-government sectors, it will be possible to come up with some resolutions, strategies and action plans as a way forward for the development of this sector,” he said.

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MoU boosts Malay Language dissemination (2019)


Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin in a group photo with Acting Vice-Chancellor of UTB Haji Ady Syarmin bin Haji Md Taib and Acting Director of DBP Hajah Sariani binti Haji Ishak. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI


BY Wani Roslan

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) was held at the Sarmayuda Hall of DBP, on Tuesday.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin was the guest of honour.

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