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Brunei-owned Volkswagen classics steal show at Labuan gathering (2019)


VW Classic Best Outlook winner Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Abu Bakar


Brunei participants Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Abu Bakar won the VW Classic Best Outlook with his Volkswagen Kombi (1977), while Haji Rosli bin Haji Md Daud was the first runner-up in the VW Classic Best Outlook category with his Volkswagen Beetle 1302S (1972) at the Labuan VW Classic Weekend Get Away Mini Gathering 2019 from December 6 – 8.

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TelBru warns of pop-up message scams (2019)

BY Izah Azahari

Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) has received information from members of the public that they received online pop-up mobile messages that ask for personal information such as name, bank account numbers, birthdates and addresses.

TelBru informed that these are scams aimed at extracting personal information from unassuming Internet users.

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In The Courts (2019): Offender gets reduced sentence for giving crucial evidence

BY Fadley Faisal

The Court of Appeal reduced a prison sentence of 40 months to 34 months for an offender who used counterfeit notes as genuine.

Court of Appeal President Justice Michael Peter Burrell, sitting with Justices Conrad Seagroatt and Michael Lunn, said that Rezuian bin Haji Japar deserved a reduction of six months in imprisonment as he had assisted the prosecution in bringing other offenders to justice.

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In The Courts (2019): Chief Justice allows judgement delivered in defendant’s absentia

BY Fadley Faisal

Chief Justice (CJ) Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong sitting in the High Court on December 7, has authorised the Magistrate’s Court to hand down judgement to Shahiransheriffudin bin Shahrani Muhammad in absentia.

Shahiransheriffudin was a government employee charged with sedition, who absconded just before the trial was about to come to a judgement. He was tried on a charge under Chapter 24 of the Sedition Act, for inflammatory comments regarding the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Halal Certification policy.

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