With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, it is hereby informed that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented for the appointment of Yang Mulia Awang Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health.

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Temporary Suspension of Approvals on Entry and Exit for Republic Of India

With the consent of 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 in reference to the Media Release issued by the Prime Minister's Office on the 27th April 2021 on the temporary suspension on travelling to and from the Republic of India The Prime Minister's Office would like to inform the public on the following, Temporary suspension of approvals on the entry for foreign nationals departing from or through the Republic of India, is now extended to four more countries from the Indian subcontinent, namely the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of Bangladesh, based on the Ministry of Health's assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the region.

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Message in Conjunction with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world with far-reaching effects in various aspects of life including socio-economic activities. Indirectly, this pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation. According to the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications, in line with the goal and emphasis towards a "Smart Nation", Brunei Darussalam continues to take steps by leveraging on digital technology not only to tackle the pandemic but also to strengthen readiness for the digital technology revolution. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof in a message in conjunction with The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, WTISD 2021, also stated the digital technology continues to play an important role in ensuring safe and reliable information sharing and as a platform to generate business opportunities for greater sustainability.

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Increase Output of Livestock Industry

The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism has implemented various new ways and improvements to further increase production in the agricultural sector. This can be seen through the Ministry's efforts to encourage more local entrepreneurs to be involved in the sector, especially the Livestock Industry. In 2020, a total of 794 livestock operators nationwide are active in the livestock industry involving an area of 4,778.53 hectares.

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Latest on COVID-19 Case in Brunei Darussalam

7 active COVID-19 cases are still being treated at the National Isolation Centre with TWO cases recovered. The Ministry of Health in its press release on the latest COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam stated no new case was recorded yesterday.

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Celebrating Aidil Fitri

Although many parts of the world including their country are still struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesian nationals in Brunei Darussalam are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Hari Raya as they adhere to the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health to together curb the pandemic.

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International Students' Hari Raya Experience

The joy of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebration in the country will probably leave unforgettable memories for anyone, especially foreigners, especially international students who are studying in the country. The experience often leave a deep impression on them especially with the different circumstances in celebrating Aidil Fitri in their home country especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Orders for Hari Raya Clothes Clearly Much More Than Last Year

Bruneians follow specific guidelines on Celebrating Aidil Fitri set by the Ministry of Health but this does not dampen the Hari Raya cheer.  The people are in high spirits because the ability of His Majesty's government to control COVID-19 has allowed them to celebrate the festivities in a moderate way.   Their gratitude shows clearly in their happiness as well as fashionable new Hari Raya clothes.  A number of other countries are not celebrating Aidil Fitri in a joyful manner as Brunei Darussalam.  For the country, the celebratory atmosphere is possible because His Majesty's wise, caring and concerned leadership has allowed it and people to enjoy a high degree of safety and security from the pandemic. 

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Intended To Produce Young Propagators

The Da'wah Academy programme is intended for a number of young religious propagators to become daie's successors and subsequently become mentors or guides to the next daie. Since it was organised in 2017, the programme has produced daie who are able to carry out Islamic da'wah or propagation in the right way.

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Joint Leaders Statement of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam

Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam condemn in the strongest term the repeated blatant violations and aggression carried out by the Israelis, targeting civilians throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in East Baitulmaqdis and the Gaza Strip, which has killed, injured and caused suffering to many, including women and children.

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