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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 today left for Manila, the Republic of the Philippines for a two-day State Visit which will be held on the 27 and 28 April 2017.

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 arrived safely in Manila, the Republic of the Philippines.

To strengthen relations between the Brunei Darussalam Legislative Council and the Republic of Indonesia's Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib, the Speaker of the Legislative Council, this morning received a visit from Yang Berhormat Doctor Haji Bambang Sadono, Deputy Chairman of the Capacity Building Institute, Dewan Perwakilan Daerah Republic of Indonesia.

All important events that were related to the Isra dan Mi'raj should not be treated solely as stories of the past. In fact, people should derive lessons and advantages from the said events. The reminder was among the content of a special talk entitled: "Isra' dan Mi'raj: Bukan Sekadar Peristiwa" or Isra' and Mi'raj: Not Just an Event which was held during the Isra' Mi'raj celebration for the Ministry of Finance and its departments.

Efforts implemented by the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB towards elevating the status of Religious Teaching by making Al-Quran the main resource and compulsory core study for every student is timely.

More than 70 sales and exhibition booths are provided for small and medium entrepreneurs within the country and overseas to promote as well as showcase their products during the Brunei Street Food and Bazaar Festival. The 5-day event which starts yesterday among other things aim to boost business that can contribute to the economy.

A local man was brought before the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrates Court today for an offence under the Excise Order 2006. 49-year old Juneh bin Haji Talip was fined 38 thousand 500 dollars or 12 months imprisonment in default for possessing 132 cartons of cigarettes of various brands.

The Pharmacy Laboratory Services of the Ministry of Health has found a cosmetic product adulterated with undeclared substance. According to the Ministry of Health, the Auramen Super Advanced with Vitis Vinifera, Walnut, Citrus, Aloe Vera Skincare for Men - Auramen Night Cream was found to be adulterated with mercury.

The Isra' Mi'raj event is a proof of the might of Allah SWT to Rasulullah SAW, and the event contain everlasting messages to the Muslims and human beings in general. This was among the content of the 'Bicara Ulum Addin', Universiti Brunei Darussalam, UBD yesterday.

The Mata-Mata Post Office and the Mentiri Post Office will close down starting on the 4th of Syaaban 1438 corresponding to the 1st of May 2017. Members of the public who resides at the stipulated areas can obtain postal services at nearby services such as;

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, attended the Royal Banquet in conjunction with the Installation of His Majesty the 15th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad the 5th. The Royal Banquet took place at the Dewan Santapan, Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today after attending the Royal Banquet in conjunction with the Installation of His Majesty the 15th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad the 5th.

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, yesterday received in audience His Excellency David Campbell, the outgoing British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam. The audience ceremony took place at Qashr Al-Meezan.

The Brunei Government Sukuk Al-Ijarah was introduced in 2006 to provide for a safe and liquid investment instrument for domestic financial institutions.  Up to 13 April 2017, 144 short term sukuk issuances had been made, totalling 10.7 billion Brunei dollars. The Deputy Minister of Finance shared this at the launch of the Sukuk Model Law Workshop yesterday.

The move by the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB to elevate the status of Religious Teaching by making Al-Quran the main resource and compulsory core study for every student is timely.  The view was voiced by the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs while officiating the Malay Archipelago Regional Seminar on Al-Quran and Kitab Turath Education at the university college yesterday.

In commemorating the Isra' Mi'raj event as well as the lessons and advantages derived from the event, the Royal Brunei Police Force yesterday held a talk in conjunction with Isra' Mi'raj celebration. The Talk focused on the journey of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu'alaihi Wasallam during the Isra' Mi'raj that should become a lesson for every Muslim to learn from.

The Isra' Mi'raj event is one of the miracles bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu'alaihi Wasallam. It is the journey of the Prophet from Makkah to Masjidil Aqsa in Baitulmaqdis, Palestine and from there to the Sidratul Muntaha. This was among the contents of the talk in conjunction with the Isra' Mi'raj celebration organised by the Kampung Batu Marang Mosque Takmir Members. Last night function was held at Kampung Batu Marang.

The Brunei-Australia Memorial at Muara Beach was yesterday the focal point for more than 180 Bruneians, Australians, New Zealanders and international guests who were commemorating Anzac Day.  The event commemorates the Australian and New Zealand men and women who have served in their nations armed forces.

Residents of Kampung Kulapis and its surrounding areas now have a new mosque which can accommodate around 700 congregants. Before the mosque is fully utilised, a religious cleansing ceremony was held yesterday to ensure the new mosque's cleanliness.

The delegation of Saceda Youth Lead the Republic of the Philippines yesterday attended a briefing session by officers of the Department of Schools, Ministry of Education. The session gave both sides an opportunity to exchange views on their educational system. The session was held at Rimba Dua Secondary School.