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The Korean Festival 2019 begins


Guest of honour 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 and spouse, Datin Nurhayana Janis binti Abdullah Lim, and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Brunei Darussalam Yoon Hyun-bong and spouse during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD & SYAHMI HASSAN


BY Lyna Mohamad

The launching of the Korean Festival 2019 was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Times Square Shopping Centre last night by guest of honour 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 and spouse, Datin Nurhayana Janis binti Abdullah Lim.

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Thunderstorm warning (2019)


Photo that was circulated on social media shows flower pots at the Dermaga Diraja blown by strong gusts of wind on Friday


BY Hakim Hayat

Brunei is expected to experience thunderstorms during the Southwest Monsoon season that also coincides with the season of active development of cyclonic systems, such as tropical storms and typhoons over the Northwest Pacific and South China Sea, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) stated on Friday.

Meanwhile, no major reports of damages or injuries were reported after thunderstorms with strong winds briefly lashed some parts of the country around 1pm on Friday.

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His Majesty congratulates UTB on achievements (2019)


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, and Chancellor of UTB makes a speech. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR


BY Izah Azahari

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, and Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) on Thursday congratulated UTB as the winner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM), under the category of ‘Best leading practices of public-interest and non-government organisations’.

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Minister attends ex-Indonesian president’s funeral (2019)

BY James Kon

Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar on a working visit to Jakarta, represented 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 at the state funeral of the 3rd president of the Republic of Indonesia, Bacharuddin Jusuf (BJ) Habibie on Thursday.

Habibie passed away at the age of 83 at Gatot Subroto army hospital in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

Read more: Minister attends ex-Indonesian president’s funeral (2019)


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