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Banks Play Key Role In Development Of SMEs
Standard Chartered Bank Brunei has launched its strengthened SME offerings yesterday aimed at meeting the changing needs of the fast-growing small and medium sized enterprises segment in the country while reinforcing its brand promise of 'Here for good' at the Dermaga Diraja, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Sun May 19, 2013
Acting Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Yun's Travel to the Southeast Asia
Acting Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Yun will travel to Indonesia, Brunei, and Vietnam May 20-29 for bilateral and multilateral meetings with senior officials.
Asean back on Russia's map as a region of interest
Russia is refocusing on Asean after years of inertia due to its domestic priorities and challenges.
Tue May 14, 2013
Malaysian National News Agency
Japan Proposes Intellectual Property Protection At RCEP Talks
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 14 --Japan has proposed to set up a working group to discuss protection of intellectual properties at the just-concluded first round of negotiations on a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade agreement covering many parts of Asia-Pacific region.
Sun May 12, 2013
Thai Gets 3 Months, Cane For Overstaying
The Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court yesterday sentenced a Thai man to prison for three months with three strokes of the cane after the defendant pleaded guilty to overstaying in the country.
Sat May 11, 2013
Maid Allegedly Hurts Autistic Boy
A 40-year-old Filipino maid was produced before the Bandar- Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court yesterday to face a charge of causing hurt to a boy under her care but no plea was taken as the prosecution awaits medical reports of the alleged injuries inflicted from the RIPAS Hospital.
Conviction For Mischief In Matrimonial Dispute Case
A 44-year-old local man will learn his fate on May 18, 2013 upon conviction by the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court yesterday of committing mischief and was released on bail whilst awaiting sentence.
Wed May 08, 2013
Brunei Darussalam Hosts 6th ACMW
The Department of Labour, Ministry of Home Affairs hosted the 6th Meeting of the 'Asean Committee on the Implementation of the Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers' from May 7 to 8 at the Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Thailand-China to step up military ties
The Unites States has "Cobra Gold", the annual joint military drill with Thailand, and China hopes to follow in its footsteps.
Tue May 07, 2013
Man Pleads Guilty In Fake Sick Certificate Case
A local man has pleaded guilty to a charge of forging sick certificates to be used as genuine and the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court has fixed May 23, 2013 for sentencing.
Mon May 06, 2013
Malaysian National News Agency
Asean Defence Ministers Meet In Brunei To Chart Future Cooperation
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 7 -- Defence ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered here on Tuesday to discuss measures and actions to further cement defence and security cooperation in the 10-nation bloc, Xinhua news agency reported.
Sun May 05, 2013
Day Of Fun, Games At National Family Day
Bandar Seri Begawan - Minister of Health Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Mohd Yusof and his spouse yesterday joined hundreds of others at the National Family Day celebration at Padang Kebajikan Belia dan Sukan in Jalan Berakas of Mukim Berakas 'A.' Also turning up ... (more)
Sat May 04, 2013
China and Brunei Darussalam issue joint press release
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 5 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid an official visit to Brunei Darussalam on May 4, 2013.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
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It is bounded to the north by the South China Sea and on all other sides by the East Malaysian state of Sarawak , which also divides the state into two disconnected segments of unequal size.
Three Foreign Men Plead Guilty To Possessing Contraband Cigarettes
Three Indonesian nationals received fines or jail sentences in default of payment, following their guilty pleas presented before the Magistrate's Court in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday over the charge of possession of smuggled cigarettes.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Towards an Autism-Friendly Asean Community
Asean Autism Network members yesterday called for the strengthening of the promotion and implementation of an autism-friendly Asean Community in a sustainable manner, which is one of the eight key recommendations endorsed in the adaptation of the Bandar Seri Begawan Recommendations on Autism during the conclusion of the 2nd Asean Autism Network ... (more)
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Aquino, ASEAN leaders reaffirm commitment to preserve Southeast Asia as a nuclear weapon-free region
President Benigno S. Aquino III links arms with his counterparts in Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the traditional group photo during the 22nd ASEAN Summit Retreat at the Prime Minister's Office in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on Thursday .
Japan Pushes For Renewed Cooperation With Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan - "The Japanese government and firms in the private sector will further redouble the support and enhance cooperation in the development of Brunei on a wider scope in realising the Vision 2035 following fruitful and constructive discussions with senior government officials." Mr Teruhiko Mashiko, member of the House of Councilors ... (more)
Political will - not haste or squabbles - is Asean's main need
When all is said and done, Asean needs a missile-like political will for its ambitious plan of economic integration.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Southeast Asia's 2015 unity dream collides with reality
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Southeast Asian nations have quietly begun to row back on a deadline of forming an 'economic community' by 2015, confirming what many economists and diplomats have suspected for years as the diverse group hits tough obstacles to closer union.