IET Brunei holds 22nd AGM

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Brunei Darussalam Local Network held its 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at I-Lotus Restaurant, Kampong Rimba on November 29, according to a press release.

The AGM received the Chairman’s Report for the 2018/2019 Session.

The meeting also saw the new Office Bearers, Management Committee members and Auditors for the 2019/2020 session elected.

The press release said, the new management committee members comprised professionals from both the government and private institutions. Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar was elected as Honorary Chairman.

Also elected were Dr Tang Shi Siong as Honorary Vice Chairman, Muhd Aminuddin bin Mohd Yussof as the Honorary Secretary, Dayangku Roselawati binti Pengiran Haji Halus as the Honorary Treasurer and Ikhwan Tiong bin Abdullah as the Honorary Assistant Secretary. Other committee members are Lim Sam Lee, Dr William Voon South Fee, Ir Simon K A Leong, Lt Col (U) Schufin bin Haji Brahim, Pengiran Haji Masle bin Pengiran Haji Hamid, Major Wan Farhan bin Haji Ibrahim, Haji Amrinal bin Haji Amir, Zainidi bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Lt Nurul Khartini binti Akui and Ir Poh Eng Hong.

ABOVE & BELOW: The newly elected Honorary Chairman of IET Brunei Darussalam for 2019/2020 session Awang Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar delivers his speech; and attendees at the event. PHOTOS: IET BRUNEI

Meanwhile, Ong Boon Jing and Mohamed Haris were also elected as the auditors for the 2019/2020 term.

The IET Young Professional Section (YPS) elected Tay Shieh Cherng as Chairman, Jevon Penaflor as Vice Chairman, Ikhwan Tiong bin Abdullah as Secretary, Pengiran Md Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Haji Hassan as Treasurer and Sham Neng Cong, Dalvina Chin Si Ying and Muhd Faiz bin Adros as IET YPS members.

The Chairman reiterated the vision and mission of IET and what the IET Brunei Local Network stood for. The IET Brunei sets its vision in sharing and advancing knowledge throughout the global Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) community contributing towards national development.

Its mission, among others, is to establish a culture of professionalism highly valued and appreciated by all in Brunei Darussalam. Increased membership and collaboration with relevant stakeholders will be key success factors in achieving this mission. The Chairman reported the IET Brunei membership with a total of 135 members.

The 2018/2019 session marked several milestones and achievements in promoting IET to the public in general, industry and the government sectors, including the use of social media to disseminate event and activities under the IET Brunei Network.

The AGM ended with a talk entitled ‘Mobile Phishing – An Attacker’s Perspective’ by Head of Research and Development of Information Technology Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd Mohd Ariffin bin Haji Sabli.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 168,000 members in 150 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.