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Brunei to record 1.5pc growth this year: ADB

Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs. – ADB



BY  Azlan Othman 

BRUNEI Darussalam’s economy will grow at 1.5 per cent this year and further to two per cent next year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said, citing rise in global oil prices and strengthening of major industrial economies.
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AMBD updates Alert List






AUTORITI Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) recently updated the AMBD Alert List.

The AMBD Alert List is a list of individuals, companies and websites which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by AMBD or whose activities raise a suspicion of illegal financial activity. This list is without prejudice to any further assessment by AMBD regarding the activities of the companies concerned.
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Radio DJ audition attracts large crowd


Participants at the event. – PROGRESIF




PROGRESIF held its second round of radio DJ auditions with 84 participants turning up to try out and become Brunei’s next great radio talent.

The entire event was streamed live on both Facebook and Progresif Radio, making it the first time a radio audition in Brunei was made available for live public viewing and listening in Brunei and beyond.
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Chinese national arrested for prostitution

Evidence seized during the raid of a hotel room in Gadong. – RBPF


BY  Izah Azahari

THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) yesterday arrested Zhu Yinfen, a 38-year-old Chinese woman, believed to be offering sexual services.

Cash and condoms were found and seized during the raid on a hotel room in Gadong. Preliminary investigations found that the woman had been in the country for seven days, and held a visitor’s pass. She was arrested and taken to the Central Police Station for further investigation.
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Youths Cambodia-bound for cultural festival

The five local youths in a group picture before leaving the country for the International Youth Educational and Cultural Festival (IYECF) 2018 in Cambodia. – KKBS


BY  James Kon  

FIVE local youths left the country yesterday to take part in the International Youth Educational and Cultural Festival (IYECF) 2018 being held from April 11 – 13 in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

The Brunei delegation comprising youth leader and head of delegation Mohd Yussof bin Yaakub, Nurfarahiyah binti Yahya, Nurfarahin Suhada binti Haji Sahri, Norazmi bin Mohamad and Maisarah binti Haji Rosli will promote Bruneian culture and build friendships.
Read more: Youths Cambodia-bound for cultural festival


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