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In The Courts (2020): BND293,000 fine for possession of contraband

BY Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court on Thursday slapped a hefty fine of BND293,000 on a 39-year-old permanent resident after he pleaded guilty to the possession of over 300 cartons of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.

Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim ordered Ting Lai Soon to settle the fine, and failure to do so will lead to a 32 months’ jail term.

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COVID-19 Brunei: Coming soon - Cinemas get ready for July 6 re-opening (2020)


The Mall Cineplex team readying for the July 6 re-opening. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI


BY Syazwani Hj Rosli

Movie buffs can look forward to the re-opening of cinemas on July 6, following an announcement that operators nationwide have been given the green light to resume business.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin announced this at the COVID-19 press conference at the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

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Local firms bag contracts worth over BND10M (2020)

BY James Kon

The Public Works Department (JKR) under the Ministry of Development (MoD) awarded three projects worth over BND10 million to local companies following a contract signing and appointment of consultant ceremony on Thursday morning.

Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar was guest of honour at the ceremony at Atria Simpur Hall of JKR.

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COVID-19 Brunei: RB has solution for employees’ leave issue (2020)

BY Wani Roslan

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 said Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) employees were expected to take two months’ leave from April 1 to May 31, during a press conference on Wednesday.

“It is an effort to try to help each other. RB has about 1,700 employees. We are operating five per cent of the flights and we can’t have everybody turning up for work. At the same time, we are also observing social distancing and other measures,” he said.

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COVID-19 Brunei: MoH updates guidelines for mass gathering (02.07.2020)

BY James Kon

With mass gatherings to increase to a maximum of 50 people from July 6, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has updated its guidelines regarding such public events.

“The definition of a mass gathering refers to any planned or spontaneous event attended by a sufficient number of people to strain the planning and response resources of a community, state or nation (WHO, 2008),” said the MoH in a statement.

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