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Brunei Drops Territorial Claim Over Limbang

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, March 16 (Bernama) -- Brunei has officially dropped its long-standing territorial claim over Limbang, a northern division in Sarawak, marking a new era in the bilateral relations between both countries, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

LOEs A Milestone Achievement In Bilateral Relations Between Brunei-Malaysia

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, March 15 (Bernama) -- The ending of the overlapping land and maritime border issues between Malaysia-Brunei Darussalam with the inking of the Letters of Exchange (LOEs) between leaders of both countries on Monday, will be a milestone achievement in the bilateral relations between both countries, Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said on Sunday.

Royal Consent For BEDB Project

Bandar Seri Begawan - The Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) yesterday announced that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to the implementation of a pilot scheme to build 2,000 houses for the people of Brunei Darussalam under the government's National Housing Scheme.

Israel's Gaza War in Figures

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Twenty-two days of Israeli air, land and sea attacks, its deadliest offensive ever on the besieged coastal enclave, have claimed innocent lives and left a trail of destruction. Herewith some figures from the offensive available by Sunday, January 18, though the death toll is expected to jump with more access to bombed areas.

Obama will be positive for Asia: Economists

As the election euphoria from Senator Barack Obama's historic United States presidential election victory subsides, more sober questions are emerging.

For instance, what does the return of the Democrats to the White House after eight years' absence signal for Asia? Will trade protectionism take hold in the US?

Obama, the race and his race

Rightwinger Pat Buchanan played the objective analyst on TV the other day. Asked what he thought US Senator John McCain should do to close the gap between him and his rival Barack Obama, he said: "Pray."

NDP member eyes US elections

National Development Party member Malai Hassan bin Hj Othman left for the United States yesterday to attend the International Visitor Leadership Programme 'I-Vote 2008'. The two-week programme is scheduled to begin tomorrow and end November 10.

US Ambassador William Todd noted, "I am pleased that Malai Hassan was selected for this I-Vote 2008 programme. I know he has been following the election campaign closely and we are pleased that he will witness the American democratic process in person. I am confident Malai Hassan will find this experience rewarding and educational."

Warm Send-Off For RBAF's Lebanon-Bound Peacekeepers

By Syafiq Affendy

Bandar Seri Begawan – For the first time ever, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) are deploying five RBAF personnel to participate in a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Indonesia ratifies ASEAN charter

JAKARTA - Indonesia on Tuesday ratified the Southeast Asian charter committing ASEAN member nations to human rights principles and envisaging a single free-trade area by 2015.

12,000 new houses in 5 yrs

The Ministry of Development has unveiled plans for the construction of more than 12,000 housing units for the national housing needs.

The housing units are under the Rancangan Perumahan Negara (RPN) or National Housing Scheme and Skim Tanah Kurnia Rakyat Jati (STKRJ) or Landless Indigenous Citizens Housing Scheme under the 2007-2012 National Development Plan, as well as residual housing under the previous National Development Plan.

Don't neglect religious duties during festivities

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam last night advised the citizens not to neglect their religious duties during the Hari Raya festivities and also keep away from useless and immoral acts, which are against the religion.

Tainted milk scare goes beyond China

White Rabbit Creamy Candy, a milk-based treat popular with children and adults here, has been found to be contaminated with melamine.

Israel home to all forms of 'crime'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Israeli crimes in Palestine show that the regime is the summation of all evil in the world.

"The Zionist (Israeli) regime and the philosophy of Zionism are the summation of all evil and selfishness in the world," Ahmadinejad said Saturday.

Fasting: Meaning and benefits

Fasting is a unique moral and spiritual characteristic of Islam. It does not mean just abstaining completely from food, drink, sex and smoking from the break of dawn till sunset during the whole month of Ramadan. Fasting is meant to teach us essential values such as patience, sacrifice and humility.

Sultan Calls On Ummah To Value Holy Quran

Bandar Seri Begawan - His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam last night underscored the importance of al-Quran and the effort to reap the benefits of its magnificence.

MILF pays tribute to government peace negotiators
In a spirit of goodwill, sportsmanship, and mutual respect, peace negotiators of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) paid tribute to the integrity, capability, and dedication of their counterparts from the Philippine government headed by Secretary Rodolfo Garcia.

Sultan Off To KL For 12th Annual Consultation

Bandar Seri Begawan - His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam left for Kuala Lumpur yesterday for a two-day visit to Malaysia from Tuesday to attend the Annual Consultation with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

MILF - GRP Peace Process

Garcia: Peace not possible if Christian majority won't compromise

"Spoilers" of long-lasting peace in Mindanao are leaving the "minoritized" Bangsamoro people no other option but war to reclaim their ancestral land, a government peace negotiator with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said Wednesday.

3 Ministers Transferred

Bandar Seri Begawan - His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented for a minor reshuffle of the Cabinet line-up with the transfer of three ministers.

Philippines to scrap peace deal with Muslims

MANILA: The Philippine government has scrapped its controversial peace deal with the country's Muslim minority after two weeks of deadly clashes in the south, the presidential palace said Thursday.

The pact signed last month between leaders of the mostly Christian nation and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had called for a Muslim homeland to be established on the revolt-hit southern Mindanao island.

The Philippines' shaky peace process

Zamboanga has always been an edgy sort of place.
The former garrison town during Spanish and American colonial times lies at the tip of a finger of land pointing to the Sulu islands, a hotbed of Muslim resistance to Christian domination for centuries.
Earlier this month, officials were stunned to discover that the city's entire commercial district was on a list of hundreds of other areas in the southern Philippines that could be turned over to enlarge an existing autonomous region for Muslims under a peace deal with the country's main Islamic separatist group.

Singapore To Allow More Freedom Of Expresion

SINGAPORE, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Learning from the recent political experiences of many countries including Malaysia, Singapore has decided to remove some of the shackles that have restricted freedom of expression of its citizens.

Singapore to ease ban on political videos, public demonstrations

Halal Products Academy To Guide Halal Industry In Brunei

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- The Brunei government, which is in the midst of establishing a Halal Products Academy soon, hoped for it to guide the country in developing the halal industry.

More Houses for the  'Rakyat'

Bandar Seri Begawan - Over a hundred people under the 'Tanah Kurnia Rakyat Jati' scheme were filled with joy yesterday morning after they received keys to their new homes from the caring monarch, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, during a ceremony at Rimba Secondary School.

Asean, India conclude FTA negotiations

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and India were finally concluded in Brunei yesterday.

The landmark agreement between Asean member states and India would result in duty-free trade in most agricultural and industrial goods. The reduction in tariffs will be done over the next 10 years.


Philippines-MILF Agreement Temporarily Delayed

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 5 (Bernama) -- The signing of an agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on ancestral domain, scheduled for today, has been temporarily delayed following a judicial dispute in Manila, said Philippine Foreign Secretary Dr Alberto G. Romulo.

Top Philippine court halts deal with Muslim rebels

MANILA : The Philippine Supreme Court on Monday stopped the government from signing a land deal with Muslim separatist rebels, in yet another setback to efforts to end more than 30 years of deadly insurgency.

Peace economically empowers
Filipino Muslims

MANILA A proposed deal between Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will give Muslims wide control over the economy of their ancestral homeland in the resources-rich south.

Phillipine Govt And MILF To Sign Pact On Ancestral Domain In KL

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- The Phillipine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have finally concluded the Ancestral Domain agenda, the last and most contentious issue in the on-going peace talks between both parties.

Haze returns to region as Sumatra's illegal fires rage

HAZE shrouded parts of the region yesterday after fires scorched forest and plantation land in Sumatra over the weekend, enveloping the Riau capital of Pekanbaru and parts of Peninsular Malaysia.
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