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Halal certification to be sped up


Permanent Secretary of Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office Adi Shamsul Hj Sabli (3rd R) during the dialogue on halal industry organised by Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) yesterday. The statutory body for SMEs has assured the business community that the government is working on cutting the time it takes to get a halal certification and permit and bringing it in line with the client’s charter aim of 45 days. BT/Ridhwan Kamarulzaman



BY DARREN CHIN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - DARUSSALAM Enterprises (DARe) has assured the business community that the government is working on cutting the time it takes to get a halal certification and permit and bringing it in line with the client’s charter aim of 45 days.

Shortening the halal application processing time is crucial for the country’s ease of doing business objectives, said Permanent Secretary (Industry) at the Prime Minister’s Office Adi Shamsul Hj Sabli.
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Local Malay comic book introduces new series

Language and Literature Bureau’s Head of Marketing and Promotion Hjh Rasiah Hj Tuah (L) holds up locally produced ‘ZOY Topeng Sakti’ comics during an Expo at the Airport Mall yesterday. BT/Arifubillah Masli



BY ARIFUBILLAH MASLI

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - THE Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) has introduced the fifth series of their popular local comic book line ‘ZOY Topeng Sakti’ in a bid to further improve Malay proficiency among Bruneian youth.

ZOY Topeng Sakti (ZOY with the Powerful Mask) was first introduced in 2011 and is a popular read among the youth.
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Car rams into retail store


A photo of the black Toyota Avanza which crashed into the shop in Serusop Complex. No injuries were reported. Picture: Screengrab WhatsApp



BY SALLY PIRI

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - A BLACK Toyota Avanza crashed into the front of a retail store at Serusop Complex yesterday.

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) yesterday said that the Berakas Police Station received a distress call via Police hotline 993 at about 3.45pm regarding the accident in front of HMAR Enterprise at Blok B No 17 in Serusop Complex.
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Purchase order vital to claim for payments, businesses warned

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BY RACHEL THIEN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - BUSINESSES must insist on being issued with a purchase order (PO) for all government dealings before they can receive payments, a senior Ministry of Finance official said.

Maswadi Hj Mohsin (pictured), acting deputy accountant-general at the Ministry of Finance’s Trea-sury Department, said many businesses are not aware of the need to be issued a PO by the government agency involved in the business transaction.
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Sabah visitors look to history for links with Brunei


Malaysian delegates from the Sabah State Archive during their visit yesterday to the Brunei History Centre. Picture: BT/ Julius Hong



BY JULIUS HONG

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - SIX Malaysian delegates from the Sabah State Archive visited several historical centres in Brunei yesterday.

During their trip, the delegates visited the Brunei archives, museums and libraries for records regarding Brunei and Malaysia to better understand the shared historical links and background between the two countries.
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