Matters that are given joint attention in the ASEAN region, including the strengthening of ASEAN parliament lawmakers on the importance of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework, ACRF was among the agenda discussed during a courtesy call to the Speaker of the Legislative Council yesterday.
Latest COVID-19 Situation in Brunei Darussalam
No new COVID-19 case reported, while 3 active cases are still being treated at the National Isolation Centre. The Ministry of Health in a press release on the development of COVID-19 outbreak in Brunei Darussalam stated that the total number of cases remained at 174, with 168 recovered.
Five underprivileged families in Kampung Sungai Hanching yesterday afternoon received contributions in the form of basic necessities during the official launching of "The Learners' Bar Enterprise" at the Promenade Samakaya, Kampung Sungai Hanching.
Honesty and Trust in Business
Islam demands that its ummah seek halal rizqi or income through legal and good ways to fulfil their personal needs and those of their dependents. There are many ways to gain income or sustenance including through business or entrepreneurship. In Islam, business must be conducted with honesty and trust. Yesterday's Friday sermon titled, "Honesty and Trust in Business" stressed that businesses must steer away from conduct the contradicted Syarak or the laws of Islam as well as the laws of the country and not sell prohibited goods like liquor, stolen items, contraband and others.
Avoid Becoming a Cyber Crime Victim
Members of the public are reminded to be wary and cautious towards tactics used by cyber criminals, particularly when confidential or personal details are given. The public are also urged to learn more about the constantly changing cyber security. The reminder was made by the Principal Trainer at Cyber Security Brunei, CSB in an interview with RTB's Rampai Pagi programme yesterday morning. Pengiran Mohammad Farid Zulhusni bin Pengiran Aziz also shared some of the cyber threats reported to CSB such as cyber gambling, scam, pornography, get rich quick scheme, stolen information, Online Scam, hoax messages and social engineering. Pengiran Mohammad Farid Zulhusni described Social Engineering as manipulating or deceiving a person to provide confidential or personal information which could be used for the purpose of scams or cheating.
Platform for Youth Wishing to Become Entrepreneurs
Various efforts have been implemented by the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to enhance the youth's capabilities and skills to make them independent or self-reliant. At the same time, the efforts are also to enable them to choose entrepreneurship as a career. The initiatives include the Youth Development Centre, PPB Incubation Programme by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports which is intended to provide opportunities to local youths to use the skills they have learnt.
Presentation of Micro Grant Assistance to Youth Development Centre Graduates Is Inline with the Ministry Of Culture, Youth and Sports' Strategic Plan 2020-2024
Two youth entrepreneurs who were graduates from Youth Development Centre, PPB, that received the micro grant financial assistance from the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam through the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports on December last year described the grant assistance as a motivation for them to remain active in entrepreneurship. The presentation of the grant is inline with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports' Strategic Plan 2020-2024 in achieving its vision - to enhance identified youth to be independent and able to generate their own income.
Forum Titled 'Jantung Hatiku' and Exhibition in Conjunction with the Knowledge Convention 2020
In conjunction with the Knowledge Convention 2020, the Steering Committee of Sideline Events for Knowledge Convention 2020 will be organising a forum session on Saturday, the 16th of January 2021 at Mohammad Jamalul Alam Mosque in Kuala Belait. Among the objective of the event is to raise the public awareness on the importance of healthcare, especially heart from the aspect of medical and spirituality.
Temporary Half Road Closure at Several Sreas in Jalan Merangking
Part of the road at Jalan Merangking, especially around Kampung Buau area leading towards Sukang will be temporarily closed following land slide incident at several areas along the road.
His Majesty Audience Ceremony
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, yesterday afternoon received in audience His Excellency Wang Yi, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, who is on a three-day visit to Brunei Darussalam.