One of the responsibilities of the Prime Minister’s Office is to build a government machinery that is excellent, competent and practise governance guided by the principles and values of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB), Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud said.
It also aims to maintain the supremacy of the constitution and maintain law and order to protect the welfare of the people and the country by providing guidance and implementing effective national policies, he said.
The minister made these comments at a dialogue session with Legislative Council (LegCo) members at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah was also present.
Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti said the Prime Minister’s Office has come up with several strategies that can guide the department to achieve its goals.
These include strengthening good governance, emphasising accountability, integrity, and transparency and ensuring high quality, effective and innovative public service delivery in meeting the expectations of the public and stakeholders, he added.
In terms of policy planning, the Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for coordinating, managing and analysing policies related to welfare and socio-economic development through the Whole of Nation approach. The same approach is applied to efforts to safeguard the security and well-being of the nation by strengthening security policies and the legal system for ensuring that the law is relevant, he said.
The briefing yesterday focussed on the development of efforts towards achieving Brunei Vision 2035 as well as on aspects of governance related to auditing matters.
LegCo member and Penghulu of Mukim Bokok Yang Berhormat Haji Emran bin Haji Sabtu said Brunei Vision 2035 highlighted at the dialogue session required all to unite to be loyal to the monarch and practise Islamic values.
“We must equip ourselves with knowledge and enhance our competitiveness to be creative in building the economy. We will support the development of the LegCo and to find new avenues for cooperation to meet Brunei Vision 2035. Issues raised are for the benefit of all.”
Sixteen LegCo members led by Yang Berhormat Haji Emran attended the session. A short briefing was made by the Sekretariat Tetep Wawasan Brunei 2035, Prime Minister’s Office and the Audit Department.
The event continued with a dialogue session between members of the LegCo and the Prime Minister’s Office officials. Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force; permanent secretaries; deputy permanent secretary; head of departments as well as senior officers at the Prime Minister’s Office and its departments also participated.