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82 survey officers appointed for Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2019


Acting Director-General at the JPKE Hajah Mariah binti Haji Yahya in a group photo with the newly appointed survey officers. PHOTOS: JAMES KON



BY James Kon

The Brunei Government, through the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) under the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE), will be conducting the second stage of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2019 from October 14 to November 10.

On Wednesday, JPKE appointed 82 survey officers as supervisors and interviewers for the survey, following an oath-taking ceremony witnessed by the Acting Deputy Director-General at the JPKE Hajah Mariah binti Haji Yahya.

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Workshop raises awareness on Brunei culture, heritage (2019)


During a demonstration on ‘Menapih Sinjang’. PHOTO: WANI ROSLAN


BY Wani Roslan

The Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) organised an intensive workshop entitled Tapihan Wira Ilmu KUPU SB at the college’s Ta’lim Hall recently as part of an effort to preserve and expand the Brunei culture and raise awareness on Brunei heritage.

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Judiciary couple trial: Evidence on designer bags, bankruptcy files presented (2019)


Branded goods consisting of handbags, wallets, watches, shoes and accessories allegedly found at the defendants’ house. PHOTO: ACB


BY Fadley Faisal

Four witnesses from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) continued to give evidence in the trial against Ramzidah binti Pehin Datu Kesuma Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Haji Abdul Rahman and Haji Nabil Daraina bin Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin in the High Court on Wednesday.

An officer from the ACB gave evidence of taking photographs during the search on the defendants’ house on March 8, 2018. She had also taken photographs of 456 branded goods consisting of handbags, wallets, watches, shoes and accessories.

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INRD, Labour Department come under His Majesty’s scrutiny (2019)



His Majesty inspects the filing section of the Immigration and National Registration Department.


BY Lyna Mohamad

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 made unscheduled visits to two departments under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) – Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) and the Labour Department on Tuesday.

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