389 get Brunei citizenship 

Rokiah Mahmud

Those who were granted with Brunei citizenship must portray their undivided loyalty to 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, said Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.

“It is the duty of every Bruneian citizen to obey the country’s constitution and law and to uphold the country’s philosophy of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB). It is the foundation for the life of the people in this country.”

He said this during the Citizenship Certificate Awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas yesterday.

The minister said MIB must be understood and practised to ensure that the country continues to enjoy peace and tranquility under the leadership of His Majesty.

He urged the recipients to understand their roles and responsibilities as His Majesty’s subjects as the Immigration and National Registration Department has conducted series of briefings on rules and regulations of nationality and MIB.

A total of 389 recipients were granted Bruneian citizenship rights organised by the Immigration and National Registration Department, Ministry of Home Affairs. Some 194 recipients received their certificate yesterday, while another 195 recipients will receive it today.

The ceremony aimed to officially recognise recipients as Bruneian citizens with the consent of His Majesty. This is in accordance to the provision under Section 6 (1), Section 5 (6) of the Brunei Nationality Act, Chapter 15.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presents a certificate to a recipient. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR
Recipients during the ceremony