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Foreigner fined for possessing drugs

BY Fadley Faisal

A FOREIGNER was ordered to pay a BND4,000 fine or serve seven months’ jail in default of payment after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing Class A controlled drugs.

Mohamad Gani bin Mohamad, a 25-year-old Malaysian, was arrested on arrival at the Sungai Tujoh Control Post at 7.20am on February 15, 2016 when he was found in possession of 12.74 grammes of cannabis.

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Brothers admit to stealing from in-law

BY Fadley Faisal

TWO brothers who committed house trespass and theft at their brother-in-law’s house pleaded guilty in the Intermediate Court Tuesday.

DPP Sabrina binti Haji Mahmud informed the court that sometime in May to June 2018 during the night, Mardhi bin Lit, 33, and Hirman bin Lit, 36, knowing their brother-in-law’s house was under renovation, decided to trespass into the house.

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Typhoon Maria expected to bring occasional heavy showers


Image from the Weather Satellite Himawari-8 Japan Meteorological Agency on July 9, at 3pm local time



ON JULY 9, (at 8am local time), Typhoon Maria was located at 21.8 °N 133.6 °E, in the western part of Pacific Ocean, moving northwest-wards at about 30km/h with maximum wind speed of about 195km/h near its centre (photo above).

Typhoon Maria is expected to continue moving northwest-wards towards Taiwan, that is further away from our region.

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His Majesty visits four Arabic schools in Brunei-Muara


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 interacts with a student during the visit to Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School Monday



BY 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 Monday made an unscheduled round of four Arabic schools in the Brunei-Muara District.

The monarch first visited Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic Boys Secondary School (SMALHB) in Jalan Tutong, before proceeding to Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School (SUAMPRIPAD) and Bandar Seri Begawan Arabic Preparatory School.

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‘Anggur in Pockland’ to screen in Bangkok


‘Anggur in Pockland’ is listed in the content of Bangkok Asean film. – JAMES KON



BY James Kon

THE Bangkok Asean Film Festival has selected local filmmaker Abdul Zainidi’s masterpiece Anggur in Pockland to be screened at the SF World Cinema in Siam Square Bangkok, Thailand.

As the sole representative for the Sultanate, Abdul Zainidi said, “I’m quite proud to represent Brunei.”

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