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Judiciary couple’s trial to proceed in March (2019)

BY Fadley Faisal

THE trial against the suspended judiciary couple has been fixed to run from March 4 to 30 this year, after the conclusion of its pre-trial conference on Wednesday.

Ramzidah binti Pehin Datu Kesuma Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Haji Abdul Rahman, a Deputy Official Receiver of the Bankruptcy Office; and Haji Nabil Daraina bin Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin, a Senior Magistrate at the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate’s Court, who are both represented by lawyer Sheikh Noordin Sheikh Mohammad, have denied all the charges against them.

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TBCC to add immunotherapy to list of cancer treatments


Aerial view of TBCC. – PHOTOS: PJSC


BY Hakim Hayat

THE Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) of Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) will be introducing immunotherapy as an add-on modality of treatment along with the other forms of cancer therapy it offers.

PJSC in a press statement said that two top Japanese experts will be in Brunei to provide preliminary advice on the new treatment, and inspect the centre’s available immunotherapy laboratory facilities and human resources capacities.

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RBPF marks 98th anniversary (2019)


Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah and RBPF Commissioner Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam at the event. – PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD



BY Lyna Mohamad

THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) held a ceremonial dinner to mark its 98th anniversary at the Officers’ Mess at its Gadong Headquarters on Tuesday.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah was the guest of honour.

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UBD now main academic provider for RBAF (2019)


Commandant of DA RBAF Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan with Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of UBD Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra following the contract signing while Commander of the RBAF Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud and Vice-Chancellor of UBD Datin Dr Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz look on. – HAKIM HAYAT


BY Hakim Hayat

UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is now the main academic provider for the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces’ (DA RBAF) Command and Staff Course (CSC) following a contract signing on Wednesday.

The three-year contract marks the beginning of a training collaboration between the DA RBAF’s Staff College and UBD’s Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), replacing the partnership with New Zealand’s Massey University, which has worked with the Defence Academy for the past eight years.

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Year-long activities planned for BSB as Capital of Islamic Culture in Asia (2019)


Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and Chairperson of the ‘Bandar Seri Begawan – Capital of Islamic Culture in the Asian Region’ Working Committee Datin Paduka Dr Hajah Norlila binti Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil during a press conference on Wednesday. – FIZAH HAB




BY Fizah HAB

BANDAR Seri Begawan (BSB) will host various activities and events throughout 2019 as part of its role as the Capital of Islamic Culture in the Asian region.

This was explained by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MYCS) and Chairperson of the ‘Bandar Seri Begawan – Capital of Islamic Culture in the Asian Region’ Working Committee Datin Paduka Dr Hajah Norlila binti Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil during a press conference at the ministry building on Wednesday.

Read more: Year-long activities planned for BSB as Capital of Islamic Culture in Asia (2019)


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