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Suspected food poisoning kills eleven at Indian temple

NEW DELHI (AP) – Police yesterday arrested three people after at least 11 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India. Police officer Musharraf said that more than 130 sick
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Suspected food poisoning kills eleven at Indian temple

NEW DELHI (AP) – Police yesterday arrested three people after at least 11 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India. Police officer Musharraf said that more than 130 sick people were recovering from poisoning in various hospitals in Chamarajnagar District of Karnataka […]

Shot in the arm for local SME businesses

BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) organised its first ever BIBD Connects ‘Pop Up Market’ at the BIBD Connects open area at Simpang 262-8-10, Kg Lambak Kanan, Mukim Berakas B, Jalan 10 Utara yesterday. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.
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Shot in the arm for local SME businesses

BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) organised its first ever BIBD Connects ‘Pop Up Market’ at the BIBD Connects open area at Simpang 262-8-10, Kg Lambak Kanan, Mukim Berakas B, Jalan 10 Utara yesterday. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.

Brunei, Indonesia firms ink deal

A STRATEGIC alliances agreement was signed between International Halal Trade Hub and Services Sdn Bhd (IHTHS) from Brunei Darussalam and PT Winmas Logistics from Indonesia at the Knowledge Hub yesterday. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.
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Brunei, Indonesia firms ink deal

A STRATEGIC alliances agreement was signed between International Halal Trade Hub and Services Sdn Bhd (IHTHS) from Brunei Darussalam and PT Winmas Logistics from Indonesia at the Knowledge Hub yesterday. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.

Planning made easy as guidelines launched

THE launching of two planning guidelines – The Supplementary Guideline for the Building Planning Standard and Planning Guideline and Standard for Residential Development 2018 edition – was the highlight at a ceremony to mark World Town Planning Day ye
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Planning made easy as guidelines launched

THE launching of two planning guidelines – The Supplementary Guideline for the Building Planning Standard and Planning Guideline and Standard for Residential Development 2018 edition – was the highlight at a ceremony to mark World Town Planning Day yesterday. More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin.

A step towards cashless economy

|     Lyna Mohamad     | BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday gave a sneak preview of the latest version of its BIBD NEXGEN mobile app at a media launch held at the Belluno Cafe in Kiarong yesterday. The app – which includes t
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A step towards cashless economy

|     Lyna Mohamad     | BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday gave a sneak preview of the latest version of its BIBD NEXGEN mobile app at a media launch held at the Belluno Cafe in Kiarong yesterday. The app – which includes the BIBD NEXGEN Wallet for payment convenience – will officially launch in January 2019. […]

Blue shrimp production set to rise with eye on China market

|     JamesKon     | UNDER the solid cooperation of Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Pure Fresh International Holdings Limited, bruneihalalfoods’ fresh blue shrimp and blue shrimp crackers are set to gain a foothold in the mass
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Blue shrimp production set to rise with eye on China market

|     JamesKon     | UNDER the solid cooperation of Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Pure Fresh International Holdings Limited, bruneihalalfoods’ fresh blue shrimp and blue shrimp crackers are set to gain a foothold in the massive Chinese market. The positive response from the Chinese market was lauded by Director of Pure Fresh International Eyan Ou […]

Change of ministry name, appointment of officers

BY COMMAND 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, the Prime Minister’s Office hereby announces tha
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Change of ministry name, appointment of officers

BY COMMAND 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, the Prime Minister’s Office hereby announces that His Majesty has consented to change the name of Ministry of Communications to Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications. His Majesty […]

Crew rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant

SAN LORENZO, California (AP) — A man who authorities said was possibly trying to burglarise an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials said he had been trapped for two days. The Alameda County sheriff’s office s
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Crew rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant

SAN LORENZO, California (AP) — A man who authorities said was possibly trying to burglarise an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials said he had been trapped for two days. The Alameda County sheriff’s office said deputies and firefighters were called to the vacant building in San Lorenzo on […]

NATO-led troops on the move in northern Kosovo

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AFP) – Kosovo’s NATO-led peacekeepers moved troops through the Serb-dominated north yesterday, an AFP correspondent reported, amid high tensions with Belgrade on the eve of a parliament vote to create a Kosovo army. A spokesman for
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NATO-led troops on the move in northern Kosovo

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AFP) – Kosovo’s NATO-led peacekeepers moved troops through the Serb-dominated north yesterday, an AFP correspondent reported, amid high tensions with Belgrade on the eve of a parliament vote to create a Kosovo army. A spokesman for the international KFOR forces, which guarantees the security of the former Serbian province, confirmed the deployment and […]

UK’s May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal on Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country. But the margin of victory — 2
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UK’s May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal on Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country. But the margin of victory — 200 votes to 117 — leaves May a weakened leader who has lost the […]

Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge on Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an “uncharacteristic error in ju
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Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge on Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an “uncharacteristic error in judgement.” The arguments to the judge echoed those of special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, which last […]

Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains former Canadian diplomat

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes US-China
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Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains former Canadian diplomat

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes US-China trade talks. Hours before the bail hearing in Vancouver, China detained a former Canadian […]

102-year-old great-granny becomes ‘oldest’ skydiver

SYDNEY (AFP) – A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world’s oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O’Shea said she “felt normal” after
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102-year-old great-granny becomes ‘oldest’ skydiver

SYDNEY (AFP) – A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world’s oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O’Shea said she “felt normal” after a 220 kilometre per hour dive that sent her cheeks flapping wildly. She completed her first skydive to mark her 100th birthday […]

MUIB lends helping hand for new school term

|     Daniel Lim & Fizah HAB     | OVER BND461,000 Zakat funds have been distributed for the new school year, according to the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB). A total of BND3,300 from the funds in the form of coupons for station
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MUIB lends helping hand for new school term

|     Daniel Lim & Fizah HAB     | OVER BND461,000 Zakat funds have been distributed for the new school year, according to the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB). A total of BND3,300 from the funds in the form of coupons for stationery and other school items was distributed to over 66 needy families in the Belait […]

DPMM FC bids adieu to Adi as striker joins UiTM

|     Fadhil Yunus     | DPMM FC forward Adi Said has expressed his excitement at joining Malaysian Premier League side UiTM for the upcoming 2019 season. DPMM FC confirmed on their website that the 28-year-old will be embarking on a new cha
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DPMM FC bids adieu to Adi as striker joins UiTM

|     Fadhil Yunus     | DPMM FC forward Adi Said has expressed his excitement at joining Malaysian Premier League side UiTM for the upcoming 2019 season. DPMM FC confirmed on their website that the 28-year-old will be embarking on a new chapter in his career and has signed for the Selangor-based outfit. “I feel nervous yet […]

Ensure success of National Day celebration

|     James Kon     | 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, yesterday expressed the hope that members of the Exec
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Ensure success of National Day celebration

|     James Kon     | 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, yesterday expressed the hope that members of the Executive Committee for the 35th Brunei Darussalam National Day Celebration in 2019, will work together in […]

Local artistes enliven charity event

As part of the Day of Action (DoA) programme, the Brunei Council on Social Welfare (MKM) hosted its annual MKM charity concert at the Jerudong Amphitheatre, Jerudong recently. Featuring local artistes including FakhrulRazi, Browne, Dani Ahmad, Rafiz, Juan Mad
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Local artistes enliven charity event

As part of the Day of Action (DoA) programme, the Brunei Council on Social Welfare (MKM) hosted its annual MKM charity concert at the Jerudong Amphitheatre, Jerudong recently. Featuring local artistes including FakhrulRazi, Browne, Dani Ahmad, Rafiz, Juan Madial, EffendyAgus, The Young Once and Beatz Band, the charity concert received positive response as 250 attended […]

Talents shine at spelling bee

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Wadi Hamsyari bin Hamdani was crowned champion of KB Sentral Spelling Bee Competition organised by KB Sentral Event and Marketing Management at the first floor of Sentral Shopping Centre, Kuala Belait (KB Sentral) yesterday. AkmalAiman bin Abd
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Talents shine at spelling bee

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Wadi Hamsyari bin Hamdani was crowned champion of KB Sentral Spelling Bee Competition organised by KB Sentral Event and Marketing Management at the first floor of Sentral Shopping Centre, Kuala Belait (KB Sentral) yesterday. AkmalAiman bin Abdul Surano, nine, nabbed second place with 10-year-old Muhammad Akmal Danish bin Abdullah in third place. More details […]

BSB getting ready to be Islamic Culture Capital for Asia Region

THE 2nd Steering Committee Meeting on ‘Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB):  the Capital of Islamic Culture for the Asia Region 2019’ was held at Di-Gadong Hall of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), yesterday. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports M
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BSB getting ready to be Islamic Culture Capital for Asia Region

THE 2nd Steering Committee Meeting on ‘Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB):  the Capital of Islamic Culture for the Asia Region 2019’ was held at Di-Gadong Hall of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), yesterday. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) DatoPaduka Seri Awang Haji AminuddinIhsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya SaifulMulokDato Seri […]

China asks Canada to release Huawei executive

BEIJING (AP) – China summoned the Canadian Ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences
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China asks Canada to release Huawei executive

BEIJING (AP) – China summoned the Canadian Ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign Ministry’s website said […]

Clean up campaign in full swing in Belait

THE Belait District Office and the Belait District Branch of the Youth and Sports Department conducted a ‘Day of Action’ Campaign yesterday in the Belait District in conjunction with International Volunteer Day 2018. The campaign, held nationwide, provide
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Clean up campaign in full swing in Belait

THE Belait District Office and the Belait District Branch of the Youth and Sports Department conducted a ‘Day of Action’ Campaign yesterday in the Belait District in conjunction with International Volunteer Day 2018. The campaign, held nationwide, provided a platform for volunteers and local agencies to conduct activities that benefit the communities. More details in […]

Brunei students leave for Japanese experience

FIVE students from higher educational institutions yesterday left for the Study Trip to Japan 2018. They are accompanied by Mitsubishi Corporation (Brunei) Project Coordinator Hajah Rohayati Haji Damit. The event is sponsored by the Japan-Brunei Friendship As
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Brunei students leave for Japanese experience

FIVE students from higher educational institutions yesterday left for the Study Trip to Japan 2018. They are accompanied by Mitsubishi Corporation (Brunei) Project Coordinator Hajah Rohayati Haji Damit. The event is sponsored by the Japan-Brunei Friendship Association (JBFA). The students are Muhammand Mawardi bin Murasedi, Nor Raihan binti Mohd Zaki, Md Khalil Hijazi bin Haji […]

Check your speed, cameras are watching

Some 12 speed limit camera signs have been installed by the Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) at specific roads throughout the country as a reminder for road users to adhere to the speed limits while driving. The BNRSC in a press statement stated th
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Check your speed, cameras are watching

Some 12 speed limit camera signs have been installed by the Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) at specific roads throughout the country as a reminder for road users to adhere to the speed limits while driving. The BNRSC in a press statement stated that the areas where the speed limit camera signage were placed […]

8th PKBN sees largest intake with 394 trainees

|     Hakim Hayat     | A TOTAL of 394 youth enrolled in the 8th National Service Programme (PKBN) will embark on a three-month journey in an initiative geared towards producing youth who are responsible, disciplined, dynamic, united, courag
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8th PKBN sees largest intake with 394 trainees

|     Hakim Hayat     | A TOTAL of 394 youth enrolled in the 8th National Service Programme (PKBN) will embark on a three-month journey in an initiative geared towards producing youth who are responsible, disciplined, dynamic, united, courageous and capable of contributing to the country’s socio-economic development. The 8th intake of the programme, which sees a […]

Curtains raised on DST Carnival

|     Lyna Mohamad     | A LINE-UP of fun-filled activities await visitors at the DST Carnival 2018 at the Bridex Hall 2 in Jerudong as it opened yesterday. Several rounds of lucky draws offer attractive prizes throughout the two-day event w
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Curtains raised on DST Carnival

|     Lyna Mohamad     | A LINE-UP of fun-filled activities await visitors at the DST Carnival 2018 at the Bridex Hall 2 in Jerudong as it opened yesterday. Several rounds of lucky draws offer attractive prizes throughout the two-day event with the Grand Lucky Draw to be held tonight, concluding the event. Minister at the Prime […]

Minister of Home Affairs to head National Disaster Council

|     James Kon     | HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office is to step down as Chairpers
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Minister of Home Affairs to head National Disaster Council

|     James Kon     | HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office is to step down as Chairperson of the National Disaster Council. Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) […]

Corruption threat to national security: Imams

|     Azlan Othman     | IMAMS in yesterday’s Friday sermon warned that bribery is a threat to national security, which can ultimately compromise the country’s peace and progress. “As Muslims, we are obliged to earn a living, but n
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Corruption threat to national security: Imams

|     Azlan Othman     | IMAMS in yesterday’s Friday sermon warned that bribery is a threat to national security, which can ultimately compromise the country’s peace and progress. “As Muslims, we are obliged to earn a living, but not in a wrong way, such as by taking of bribes. The person who gives and receives bribes […]

IG posts: Info Dept is top of the world

|     Azlan Othman     | THE Information Department of Brunei Darussalam is the most active government account in the world, with over 17 posts per day on average and a total of 6,252 posts, according to the newly released 2018 World Leader
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IG posts: Info Dept is top of the world

|     Azlan Othman     | THE Information Department of Brunei Darussalam is the most active government account in the world, with over 17 posts per day on average and a total of 6,252 posts, according to the newly released 2018 World Leaders on Instagram study by leading global communications agency, BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe). Between […]

12 receive rewards for BIBD’S Aspirasi Reward Programme

BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday held a prize presentation ceremony for its Aspirasi Reward Programme, at the BIBD branch in Kiulap. More details in Saturday’s Borneo Bulletin.
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12 receive rewards for BIBD’S Aspirasi Reward Programme

BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday held a prize presentation ceremony for its Aspirasi Reward Programme, at the BIBD branch in Kiulap. More details in Saturday’s Borneo Bulletin.

68 RBAF officers promoted to new ranks

BY 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, Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the Ro
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68 RBAF officers promoted to new ranks

BY 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, Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), 68 RBAF officers were promoted to the next rank in a ceremony at […]

Friendship Games opens with show of unity and cooperation

A SHOW of unity and friendship was on display at the opening ceremony of the 10th BIMPNT-EAGA Friendship Games 2018 at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday. More details in Saturday’s Borneo Bulletin.
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Friendship Games opens with show of unity and cooperation

A SHOW of unity and friendship was on display at the opening ceremony of the 10th BIMPNT-EAGA Friendship Games 2018 at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday. More details in Saturday’s Borneo Bulletin.

Nation’s first Green Depot offers cash rewards for recycling

|     Daniel Lim     | RECOVER and Green Brunei launched the nation’s first Green Depot at No 1, Simpang 24-29, Jalan Panglima, in Kuala Belait yesterday as part of the continuing initiative to provide a simplified platform for recycling.
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Nation’s first Green Depot offers cash rewards for recycling

|     Daniel Lim     | RECOVER and Green Brunei launched the nation’s first Green Depot at No 1, Simpang 24-29, Jalan Panglima, in Kuala Belait yesterday as part of the continuing initiative to provide a simplified platform for recycling. Legislative Council (LegCo) member and General Manager of RECOVER Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari welcomed the […]

Brunei passport 18th most powerful in world

|     Azlan Othman     | BRUNEIANS hold the world’s 18th most powerful passport, which is an increase of four spots from its previous ranking on Arton Capital’s passport index of last year. Brunei ties with Barbados at 18th in the lates
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Brunei passport 18th most powerful in world

|     Azlan Othman     | BRUNEIANS hold the world’s 18th most powerful passport, which is an increase of four spots from its previous ranking on Arton Capital’s passport index of last year. Brunei ties with Barbados at 18th in the latest rankings. Financial advisory firm Arton Capital releases the study every year, on the strength of […]

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel officiates tree-planting initiative

|     Fizah HAB     | HIS Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel officiated the launching ceremony of the Environmental Tree-Planting Initiative at the Jerudong International School (JIS) yesterday. His Royal Highness joined 14 Middle Years s
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His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel officiates tree-planting initiative

|     Fizah HAB     | HIS Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel officiated the launching ceremony of the Environmental Tree-Planting Initiative at the Jerudong International School (JIS) yesterday. His Royal Highness joined 14 Middle Years students at the tree-planting ceremony held at the JIS Middle Years Garden, where 166 trees were donated to the school by the […]

Austrian-born panda twins return to China

CHENGDU (Xinhua) – Austrian-born panda twins, Fu Feng and Fu Ban flew to Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province onTuesday. The twins travelled by air from Vienna on Sunday local time, stopped in Frankfurt for one night, and arrived in
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Austrian-born panda twins return to China

CHENGDU (Xinhua) – Austrian-born panda twins, Fu Feng and Fu Ban flew to Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province onTuesday. The twins travelled by air from Vienna on Sunday local time, stopped in Frankfurt for one night, and arrived in Chengdu at 2.55am on Tuesday.

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