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HM joins unprecedented bike ride for 70th birthday

 
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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, leading the 15km bike ride to mark his 70th birthday in Bandar Seri Begawan. Picture: BT/Ridhwan Kamarulzaman



BY ARIFUBILLAH MASLI AND WAIL WARDI WASIL

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday led over 800 people in an unprecedented 15 kilometre bicycle ride to mark his 70th birthday.

Donning a blue helmet and riding a black electric bike, the Sultan led the way from Taman Hj Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) to routes including Jalan Perdana Menteri, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Highway, Jln Kianggeh before returning to Taman SOAS.
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Appointment of officials

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - BY COMMAND of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) yesterday announced the transfer and appointment of two officers.

Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof, permanent secretary (Media and Cabinet) at PMO, has been transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs as permanent secretary.
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Authorities sweep town centre for criminal activity

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Police officers inspecting documents of people around the bus terminal area. Picture: Courtesy of RBPF


BY DARREN CHIN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - AN OPERATION jointly conducted by enforcement officers from the Royal Brunei Police Force in the district and the Religious Enforcement Agency resulted in the arrest of a local man for inappropriate conduct in the capital on Friday.

The detained man has been brought in for further investigation by the Religious Enforcement Agency officers for the alleged offence.

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MoE: Budget won’t affect scholarships

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Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman delivers a speech at a seminar. Picture: BT file



BY ROSERA MOHD

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - THE Ministry of Education won’t limit the number of scholarships awarded to students this year despite having a smaller budget.

During the 12th Legislative Council session in March, the ministry was allocated $726.65 million for the 2016/2017 fiscal year, a five per cent reduction from the previous fiscal year’s budget of $766.748 million.
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Heat exhaustion, skin rash top Brunei’s most common heat related maladies

BY IZZATI JALIL

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - SKIN rash and heat exhaustion top Brunei’s most common heat related diseases a health physician from the Ministry of Health (MoH) said recently.

In an interview with The Brunei Times, the ministry’s Occupational Health Physician Dr Kyaw Naing Win said most common heat-related illnesses reported here including heat rashes, are a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
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