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​BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 30th November 2020 –  The Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, received a courtesy call from Her Excellency Ms Gerda Winkier, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Law Building. Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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​BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 29th November 2020 –  Attonery General’s Chambers held the annual celebrations with the theme “AGC Santai 2020” at Jubli Emas Hall, Law and Court Building, Bandar Seri Begawan. Present as the guest of honour at the event was the Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa as well as the officers and staff of the Attorney General’s Chambers. The event was organised by the Legislative Drafting Division, Law Revision and Translation Unit and Law Library Unit of the Attorney General’s Chambers. The officers and staff took part in various performances and competition.

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​BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 17th November 2020 –  The Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, received a courtesy call from His Excellency Vladimir Goncharenko, Ambassador of Russia, at the Law Building. Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Thursday, 5th November 2020 – The Attorney General’s Chambers held a Maulidur Rasul celebration at the Law and Courts Building at Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha today.

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Present as the guest of honour at the event was the Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa. Also present were the Solicitor General, Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi as well as the officers and staff of the Attorney General’s Chambers


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The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah and followed by the recitation of the Holy Quran's verses delivered by Yang Mulia Pengiran Muhd Amirul Aiman bin Pengiran Haji Marjuki.

A special talk titled ‘Generasi Berilmu, Beramal dan Membangun dengan akhlak Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam’ was delivered by the invited speaker from Islamic Dakwah Centre, Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Reduan bin Haji Badaruddin.
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 3rd November 2020 –  The Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, received a courtesy call from His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashil bin Rashid Al-Maskari, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, at the Law Building. Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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​BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 22nd October 2020 –  The Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, received a courtesy call from Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd and Country Chair Shell Companies, Ms Agnete Johnsgaard-Lewis, at the Law Building. Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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​BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 19th October 2020 –  The Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, received a courtesy call from Philippines Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency Mr. Christopher B. Montero, at the Law Building. Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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​BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 15th October 2020 –  The Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, received a courtesy call from Australia High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Her Excellency Ms Tiffany Mc Donald,  at the Law Building. Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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​Courtesy Call Ambassador of Japan, HEs Mr Yamamoto Eiji - 5 Ocktober 2020

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​Farewell Call His Excellency Mr Lim Hong Huai, Singapore High Commissioner - 29 September 2020

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Monday, 7 September 2020 – In conjunction with the New Islamic Year 1442 Hijrah Celebration, the Attorney General's Chambers held a ceremony this afternoon at the Law and Courts Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha to commemorate this special event.

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The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah and followed by the recitation of the Holy Quran's verses delivered by Yang Mulia Dayangku Siti Ummi Syazana binti Pengiran Haji Marjuki.

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A special talk titled 'Generasi Berilmu, Beramal dan Berakhlak Memacu Pembangunan Umat' was delivered by the invited speaker from Islamic Dakwah Centre, Yang Mulia Dr. Andas Haji Ismuhadi bin Haji Abdullah.


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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 16th September 2019 – On the 15th September 2019, the AGC Beach Clean-Up was held at the Meragang beach and was led by the Honourable Solicitor General, Yang Mulia Hajah Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi who was joined by volunteers from AGC employees and their families.

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The AGC Beach Clean-Up was organised by the AGC Ecoteam a committee established recently, and is the committee's Go Green Initiative aimed at promoting environmental awareness at Chambers. Around 30 volunteers joined in and helped make the beach clean-up a success.

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Whilst enjoying the great views of the Meragang beach, the clean-up initiative helped volunteers understand the importance of keeping our beaches clean and pristine, so others may enjoy its use. All waste collected were then deposited at designated public waste collection centres around the Brunei-Muara District. Recyclable wastes such as plastic bottles were also collected and sent to AGC's Recycling Depot. The AGC Ecoteam hopes to organise more initiatives that are fun and enjoyable such as the beach clean-up campaign, to further promote environmental awareness at Chambers more effectively.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 15th August 2019 – On the 14th August 2019, the AGC Recycling Depot was launched with the Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Hairul Arni bin Abdul Majid and AGC employees in attendance. With the sponsored recycling bins from DAIKYO Environment Recycling Sdn Bhd, the establishment of the Recycling Depot is hoped to encourage waste segregation in the office, promote better waste management and reduce waste going to landfills.

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The launch was organised by the AGC Eco-team, a committee established with the tagline "AGC; A Green Community." The committee aims to foster greener practices amongst AGC employees and instill a sense of responsibility for our impact on the environment. The AGC Depot is the first of several Go Green Initiatives planned by the AGC Eco-team in conjunction with the upcoming United Nations' Climate Summit in September of this year.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Thursday, 30th Mei 2019 – In conjuction with Ramadhan Al-Mubarak 1440/2019, the Attorney General's Chambers held a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony at the Law and Court Building.

Present as the Guest of Honour was Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abd. Majid, the Attorney General, and also in attendance were Senior officers, officers and staff of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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The ceremony started with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by the reading of verses from the Holy Qur'an and takhtim.

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The function was followed with a presentation ceremony of donation to 18 staffs of the Attorney General's Chambers delivered by the guest of honour, the Honourable Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abd. Majid.

The event was held to promote the development of charitable culture amongst officers and staff of the Attorney General's Chambers as well as to nurture a sense of concern and caring that would enrich the celebration of Ramadhan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

In order to enliven the holy month of Ramadhan this year, the Attorney General's Chambers held daily Tadarus activity throughout the Ramadhan before start daily work. Also held a special talk in conjuction with Ramadhan Al-Mubarak delivered by the invited speakers from Islamic Propagation Centre and Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) present by senior officers, officers and staffs at the Attorney General's Chambers.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 16th May 2019 – The holy month of Ramadhan provides a great opportunity to kick-off several worthwhile charitable campaigns. Following this, the Attorney-General Chamber's Outreach committee held an Iftar food donation campaign for worshippers at the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque on Thursday, 16th May 2019. The main objective of the campaign was to reach out to Muslim worshippers especially foreign worshippers who have limited means and who are not with their families in Brunei Darussalam. The campaign also provided an opportunity for all AGC officers and staff to step outside their daily work routine and take time to give back to the wider Bruneian community.

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The campaign involved food preparation as well as collecting food donations from AGC officers and staff. Several AGC Outreach volunteers consisting of officers and staff helped out to cook and pack more than 50 meals. Mindful of the environment and the impact of plastic waste, the meals were packed in re-used paper bags, and only wooden spoons and forks were provided.

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Through charitable campaigns such as these, the AGC Outreach committee hopes to encourage more community outreach in order to remind ourselves to be thankful of our blessings.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 13th May 2019 – The Attorney-General Chamber’s today donated several basic food basic necessities to nine families of selected students of Sekolah Menengah Masin. With the help of the teachers of Sekolah Menengah Masin, the Attorney General’s Chambers reached out to students including those under the care of single mothers and orphans.

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Sekolah Menengah Masin is a secondary school offering classes from Year 7 to Year 11, and covers a catchment area of 17 villages extending all the way to Kampong Kuala Lurah.  

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The AGC Ramadhan Food Donation Drive was organised by the AGC Outreach Committee, which collected $850.00 worth of basic foods from the officers and staff of Chambers.  About 20 AGC Outreach Volunteers took part in the Food Donation Drive along with teachers of the students of Sekolah Menengah Masin.

 

In coming up with the idea of a Ramadhan Food Donation, the AGC Outreach Committee wanted to focus on helping children in need. The teachers of Sekolah Menengah Masin have been very active in helping their students through several means such as donation drives in order to encourage their students to attend and stay in school. A worthwhile cause which AGC was very honoured to be involved with. AGC was very honoured to work with the dedicated group of teachers of Sekolah Menengah Masn, and hopes that the food donation drive could help alleviate the students’ burdens at home.

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​BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 2nd May 2019 – In raising people's spirituality just before the Holy month of Ramadhan, the Attorney General Chambers organized a cemetery cleaning campaign today at the Rangas Cemetry in Bandar Seri Begawan. Also present was Awang Sheirol bin Haji Mohamad Heldy,  the representative of the Attorney General's Chambers who handed over the Waqaf of equipments for the upkeep of the cemetery compound to the representative from the Unit Tanah-Tanah Perkuburan Islam (UTTPI), Ministry of Religious Affairs, Hj Abd Jufri Bin Hj Abd Jaafar. 

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Several volunteers consisting of officers and staff of the Attorney General's Chambers took part in the cemetery cleaning campaign. The campaign concluded with the recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil.

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The cemetery cleaning campaign was organised by the AGC Outreach Committee, as part of AGC's initiative to give back to the larger Bruneian community and encouraging volunteerism.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Thursday, 18 April 2019 – In conjunction with the Isra' Mi'raj Celebration, the Attorney General's Chambers held a ceremony this afternoon at the Law and Courts Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha to commemorate this special event.

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Present as the guest of honour at the event was the Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abd. Majid. Also present was the Solicitor General, Yang Mulia Dayang Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi as well as senior officers, officers and staff of the Attorney General's Chambers.

The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah and followed by the recitation of the Holy Quran's verses delivered by Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Siti Noor Dzuhairah binti Haji Awang Damit.

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A special talk titled 'Sembahyang Membentuk Umat Bertaqwa' was delivered by the invited speaker from Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), Yang Mulia Ustaz Sammali bin Haji Adam.

Apart from enlivening the Isra' Mi'raj celebration, the ceremony was held to glorify the events of Isra' Mi'raj and to apply the lesson learnt from it our daily life.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 06th March 2019 – The Attorney General's Chambers held its first blood donation drive at the Law and Court Building in the Capital yesterday. In addition to building blood reserves for the Blood Donation Centre of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, the Attorney General's Chambers also raised awareness on the importance of blood donation for saving lives, and the benefits of blood donation in improving health. Blood transfusion is much needed for women with pregnancy complications, during or after childbirth, and many complex medical and surgical procedures and cancer patients.  The blood donation drive reached its target of having a total of 60 blood donors. The donors comprised of the officers and staffs from the Attorney General's Chambers and the Judiciary Department as well as members of the public.

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The blood donation drive was organized by the Attorney General's Chambers Outreach team, a committee recently established with the support of the Attorney General.  With the tagline "AGC is A Caring Community", the AGC Outreach team aim to foster a culture of Volunteerism amongst its staff through charitable works, as well as instill a sense of duty to a bigger Bruneian Community.  The AGC Outreach team also hopes to inspire other government agencies and the larger Bruneian community to adopt a culture of Volunteerism and be actively involved in activities that make positive social impact.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 26th February 2019 – The Honourable Attorney General, Dato Paduka Hairul Arni bin Abdul Majid, received a courtesy call from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Brunei Darussalam, His Excellency Emad A.S Al Muhanna,  at the Law Building.

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During the courtesy call, the Honourable Attorney General and His Excellency re-affirmed the strong existing ties between the two countries of Brunei Darussalam and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and discussed ways on strengthening cooperation between the two countries. The Honourable Attorney General highlighted the good relations that the Attorney General Chambers has with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Brunei Darussalam. His Excellency Emad A.S Al Muhanna then extended the warm wishes of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Minister of Justice.

Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.  

 

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 20th February 2019 – The Honourable Solicitor General, Dayang Zuraini Binti Haji Sharbawi, received a courtesy call from the President of ASEAN Law Association (ALA), Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, at the Law Building yesterday.

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During the courtesy call, the Honourable Solicitor General and Chief Justice exchanged views on various issues of common interest. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon took the opportunity to touch base with ALA Brunei National Committee on his proposed plans during his three year term as the President of ALA. Some of these plans include improving connectivity between ALA and other ASEAN bodies, mainly the ASEAN Secretariat, as a strong legal resource. The Chief Justice shared his plans for promoting awareness on ALA's work and programmes amongst the ASEAN legal professionals and the youth including law students and graduates, including the establishment of a reliable and online portal for disseminating information on possible legal training and internships offered by international law firms and Chambers.

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Chief Justice Menon also informed of an upcoming ALA event including the launch of the ASEAN Law Institute in Manila, Philippines in April this year.

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The Honourable Solicitor General welcomed Chief Justice Menon's proposals, and expressed interest in using ALA as a platform to curate quality legal training for local legal professionals. She also provided a brief background on current developments in Brunei's legal profession. The Courtesy Visit serves as an affirmed renewal of close cooperation through ALA Platform.

Also present during the courtesy call were senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

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The Attorney General's Chambers has successfully delivered a two-day Presentation on "Understanding the Law: Roles and Responsibilities of the Government" at the Dewan Jubli Emas, The Law and Courts Building, on Saturday 16th February 2019 and Monday 18th February 2019. The Presentation was attended by about 90 Senior Government Officers from various Ministries, Departments and Statutory Bodies who are involved in the formulation and implementation of their respective policy as well as officers from the Attorney General's Chambers.

An array of topics were presented which included considerations to be taken into account when formulating policy. The Presentation stressed the importance of taking a whole of Government approach and collaboration amongst stakeholders in the policy making process to ensure objectives of the policies are achieved. Also discussed are Law Making Process, Practical Approach in preparing Initial Draft, factors in Failures of Legislation in achieving its Objectives, Exercising the Law and Limits of Exercising Powers under the Law.

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The Presentation also highlighted that introducing new laws is not necessarily the answer to achieve the policy objective, but the enforcement and strategic implementation of the existing law might be the answer to the issues at hand and this includes continuous training of the public officers.

For the first time, the Presentation also included explanation on how to use the Legislation-on-line available in the Attorney General's Chambers website and teaches the participants from the Government agencies and statutory bodies on how to update the laws within their purview.

The Presentation served as a platform for public officers and officers from other agencies to realise the importance of working together with the Attorney General's Chambers in achieving their objectives towards upholding the rule of law in the long run.

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The two days Presentation concluded with the presentation of certificates to the participants by Yang Mulia Dayang Zuraini binti Hj Sharbawi, the Solicitor General.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Thursday, 1st December 2018 - The Attorney General's Chambers today held the Maulud Celebration of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam for year 1440 Hijrah/2018 Masihi at the Law and Court Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha today.

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Present as guest of honor at the event was Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abd Majid. Also present were the Solicitor General, Yang Mulia Zuraini Binti Haji Sharbawi as well as the officers and staff of Attorney General's Chambers.

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The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah and continued with the recitation of the Holy Quran's verses delivered by Yang Mulia Pengiran Mohd Adibul Amin bin Pengiran Haji Marjuki.

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 The ceremony was followed with a special talk entitled "Tarbiyah Rasulullah Bring Rahmat in Family" delivered by the invited speaker from Kolej Universiti Pergurusan Ugama Suri Begawan, Yang Mulia Ustaz Dr Haji Noralizam bin Haji Aliakbar, The Director of the Core Education Centre. The event followed by the recital of Dikir Marhaban by the officers and staff of Attorney General's Chambers.

The event organized by the Jawatankuasa Acara-Acara Keagamaan Pejabat Peguam Negara annual activity to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to uphold and spread the Syiar of Islam.

 

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 5th December 2018 – The Attorney General, the Honourable Dato Paduka Hairol Arni bin Abdul Majid, received a courtesy call from Mr. Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of The United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime (UNODC).

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During the courtesy call, the Honourable Attorney General and Mr. Yury Fedotov exchanged views concerning the combating of transnational crime as well as discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in addressing the phenomenon.

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Also present during the courtesy call were Senior officers of the Attorney General's Chambers.

 

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Saturday, 15 September 2018 – The Attorney General's Chambers held a ceremony to commemorate the new Islamic year 1440 Hijrah this afternoon at the Law and Court Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha.

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Present as the Guest of Honor was the Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abd Majid. Also present was the Solicitor General, Yang Mulia Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi, senior officers, officers and staff at the Attorney General's Chambers.

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The event began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by the recital of verses of Holy Al-Quran by Yang Mulia Hajah 'Adzimah Mukarramah binti Haji Salleh with insights read by Hajah Noorba'eyah binti Haji Yahya.  The event then proceeded with  a welcoming remark by the co-chair of the committee, Yang Mulia Riana Dewi binti Haji Aji, Deputy Senior Counsel followed by a speech by the Guest of Honor, the Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abd Majid.

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The highlight of the event was a special talk entitled 'Ilmu dan Amal Nadi Wawasan Negara' delivered by Ustaz Muskrisman Safari bin Haji Mustapha, Islamic Development Officer from Islamic Propagation Centre as  the invited speaker for the ceremony.

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The ceremony then proceeded with the recital of Zikir Marhaban to welcome officers of the Attorney General's Chambers who had recently returned from the Hajj pilgrimage and ended with the recital of doa selamat.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 15th August 2018 – The 11th China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference has culminated in the signing of a joint declaration by the Prosecutors-General of ASEAN and China. The signing ceremony took place at the Songket Ballroom of the Rizqun International Hotel, Brunei Darussalam.

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In his closing remarks, the Honourable Attorney General of Brunei Darussalam Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid, stated that this year's Conference convened under the theme, "Enhancing Capabilities and Cooperation in Addressing Cybercrime" could not have been organized at a better and opportune time than now where the threat from cybercrime is multi-dimensional, targeting citizens, businesses and governments alike at a rapidly growing rate. He further stated that Conferences like this provide a vital opportunity for our nations to agree on practical steps to improve l cooperation and represent a substantial demonstration of regional cooperation and reiteration of ASEAN and China's common interest to suppress cybercrime.

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Through the Joint declaration, the Prosecutors-General of ASEAN member states and China reaffirmed their strong commitment to working closely together to address cybercrime and cybersecurity related threats as well as other transnational organised crimes at both national and regional levels.

The Prosecutors-General declared their agreement to formulate, improve and strengthen measures relating to the fight against transnational crime, especially cybercrime, through various measures including working with their respective domestic agencies to improve procedures for cybercrime investigations, the handling of electronic evidence as well as measures protecting children against online sexual violence and to evaluate the effectiveness of such measures on a regular basis. They also agreed to enhance the specialisation of prosecutors and consider the establishment of specialised prosecution units to guide or assist other prosecutors in cases involving cybercrime and electronic evidence in their own countries.

The Prosecutors-General also agreed to further explore initiatives for the purpose of strengthening the capacity of prosecutors in handling transnational crimes, including the exchange of prosecutors, training of prosecutors and sharing of experience and expertise in implementing and enforcing laws and measures to combat cybercrime and cybersecurity threats as well as agree to strengthen cooperation with local law enforcement agencies as well as the private sector in their own countries in order to ensure an effective criminal justice response against cybercrime.

In addition to this, the Prosecutors-General were also in agreement of the need to emphasise greater awareness of cybercrime and its associated risks  and made a commitment to create more awareness and a better understanding of cybercrime threats through providing public information, especially to children and the younger generation.

The Joint declaration also emphasizes the important role played by the China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference since its inception in 2004 in combatting transnational crime, protecting social welfare and upholding national stability, thus contributing to promoting ASEAN-China relations as well as regional and international peace, stability and prosperity.  The Joint Declaration further noted the increasing importance accorded by ASEAN to addressing cybercrime and cybersecurity related issues through various ASEAN mechanisms as well as the continued efforts of international organisations such as the International Association of Prosecutor (IAP) and its sub organisation Global Prosecutor E-crime Network (GPEN), the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to tackle the scourge of cybercrime through coordination, international cooperation and capacity building initiatives.

The Honourable Attorney General, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid signed the joint declaration together with H.E. Mr Zhang Jun, Prosecutor General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China, H.E Madam Chea Leang, Prosecutor General of the Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E Dr Arminsyah, Vice Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Xaysana Khotphouthone, Deputy Supreme People's Prosecutor of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, H.E. Datin Paduka Zauyah Be binti T. Loth Khan, Solicitor General II of Malaysia, H.E. Mr. U Win Myint, Deputy Attorney General of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Mr. Lucien Wong, S.C, Attorney-General of the Republic of Singapore, H.E. Mr. Nattachak Pattamsingh na Ayuthaya, Inspector General, Office of Attorney General of the Kingdom of Thailand and  H.E. Dr Tran Cong Phan, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

 

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 14th August 2018 – The Prosecutors-General of ASEAN and China have begun discussions focused on the sharing of best practices to address the challenges emerging from the prevalence of cybercrime at the 11th China-ASEAN Prosecutors General Conference. The two day meeting is currently being held at the Rizqun International Hotel, Brunei Darussalam.

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Initiating discussions at the start of the meeting, the Honourable Attorney General of Brunei Darussalam, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid as Chairperson of the Conference, informed the meeting, that theme "Enhancing Capabilities and Cooperation in Addressing Cybercrime" was selected due to cybercrime's increasing effects on our society which can have negative consequences. He further expressed hope that the deliberations and discussions during the Conference would allow countries, in particular, prosecutors to derive best practices from each other in our effort to constantly improve existing mechanisms as well as to advocate and formulate new measures which are practical and efficient to address transnational crime.

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Following on from this, H.E. Mr Zhang Jun, Prosecutor General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China, in his welcoming remarks as co-chair expressed his gratitude to the Government of Brunei Darussalam for the hosting of the Conference. He stated that 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of "Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity" between China and ASEAN where both sides have adhered to the themes of cooperation and development. He further stated that the China-ASEAN Prosecutor-General conference mechanism had brought ASEAN member states and China closer together as well as noted the milestones achieved such as the setting up of the "China-ASEAN Prosecutor General Conference Official Website" and the establishment of the "Training Base for China-ASEAN Prosecutors" which has been set up in Guangxi province of China. He further encouraged continued use of the mechanism through the deepening of high-level exchange visits, judiciary assistance in criminal cases and direct cooperation among prosecutorial organs in border regions to stamp out transnational crime to make stronger contributions to regional peace and stability and common prosperity. In commenting on the theme of the Conference, H.E. Mr Zhang Jun stated that Cybercrime remains "an arduous challenge for all countries in the world" and that it is the "obligatory social responsibility" for prosecutorial organs to crack down on cybercrime and protect information security. He also urged the delegates of the Conference to continue to break through traditional modes of legal cooperation in order to more effectively fight cybercrime.

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The first day of the Conference saw several key-note speeches delivered by Heads of Delegations of the China-ASEAN region as well as representatives from Hong Kong and Macau. Brunei Darussalam's Key-Note Speech which was delivered by Yang Mulia Dayang Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi, Solicitor General and Head of the delegation of Brunei Darussalam highlighted the pressing need to "formulate appropriate and innovative ways to combat cybercrime and to ensure that perpetrators do not get away with circumventing the laws and regulations", especially given the rise in cyber-attacks on institutions and businesses as well as the increased use of social media to breed extremism and terrorism. In addition to the various initiatives taken by the Government of Brunei Darussalam, in particular the Attorney General's Chambers, in addressing cybercrime, she also informed the Conference that countries need to better combat the phenomenon through effective legislation concerning data preservation, the use of informal networks in order to facilitate international cooperation as well as increasing information sharing amongst each other.

In the evening, the Honourable Attorney General of Brunei Darussalam, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid hosted a gala dinner which was accompanied by traditional performances showcasing the cultural heritage of Brunei Darussalam. The Conference continues tomorrow, 15th August 2018.

 

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 14th August 2018 – Countries must be vigilant against new cyber threats that are constantly emerging. These include the increase in fraud and money laundering carried out through online technology, the use of the internet and social media by terrorists and extremists to spread their propaganda and facilitate recruitment and the proliferation of misinformation and confusion through "fake news" as this would endanger social cohesion and affect national security.

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This was highlighted by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti Bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office who was the Guest of Honour on the occasion of the opening of the 11th China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference (11th CAPGC). The 11th CAPGC is currently being hosted by the Attorney General's Chambers of Brunei Darussalam from 14th- 15th August 2018 at the Rizqun International Hotel, Brunei Darussalam and is convened under the theme "Enhancing Capabilities and Cooperation in Addressing Cybercrime".

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In his remarks at the opening ceremony of the 11th CAPGC, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti stated that crime in cyberspace continues to be attractive because of its swift, anonymous and borderless nature. He stated that fake news is a "threat not only to the government but also to society's trust in each other" and also remarked that "our biggest challenge is to guarantee the credibility and reliability of the sources of information" commenting that "human creativity has been exploited to distort the truth and create false stories with the aim to deliberately misinform the public for various interests and purposes". To counter this, the Minister advocated the need for education on all levels on the responsible use of digital technology, the enhancement of data security to ensure that the public becomes less liable to become victims of internet scams as well as the need for a "Collective ASEAN Way" to engage media providers since ASEAN can leverage on established communication links to combat the misuse and abuse of data.

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The Minister stated that Brunei Darussalam continues to takes the threat of cybercrime very seriously and continues to undertake significant efforts in order to ensure the protection of its nation and population. Outlining several national efforts, including the establishment of the Brunei Darussalam National Cyber Security Framework in 2017 and the fact that Brunei Darussalam became the first country in the region to establish a Child Online Protection Framework the Minister also stated that "a strong legal framework in any national strategy to address cybercrime is vital" and commended the Attorney General's Chambers on its various efforts to combat cybercrime such as the establishment of the AGC's Cybercrime Focus Group and continuing awareness talks delivered by officers of the Chambers aimed at educating the younger generation and disseminating preventive messages. In confronting the challenges faced by cybercrime, the Minister also stated that it is important not to underestimate the role of education in the combatting of cybercrime.

 In his Opening Remarks preceding the Guest of Honor, the Honourable Attorney General of Brunei Darussalam, Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hairol Arni bin Haji Abdul Majid stated that the Attorney General's Chambers has been active in ensuring that appropriate legal measures are in place to deal with any issues pertaining to transnational crimes, including cybercrime as well as ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice. He stated that since 2011, 14 offences related to cybercrime in particular those related to social media such as defamation, spreading of false information and uploading of obscene media on various social media platforms have been successfully prosecuted in court. He also stated that as part of the Criminal Justice Division's ongoing efforts to deal with cases of social media offending justly and efficiently, that the Chambers developed guidelines in January 2017,

The Honourable Attorney General also mentioned that in order for the legal frameworks governing cybercrime to be strong and robust that they need to be supported by capable human capital and resources and also emphasised the need to cultivate the necessary experts in order to be in the forefront of the fight against transnational crime.

The 11th CAPGC meeting is attended by Prosecutors-General, Deputy Prosecutors-General and Senior Prosecutors from ASEAN member states, China as well as the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong and Special Administrative Region of Macau.

The China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference is a regional cooperation mechanism in the prosecutorial fields which is sponsored by the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China. Since its establishment in 2004, the China-ASEAN Prosecutors-General Conference is committed to promote the capacity-building of prosecutorial organs in combating crimes, protecting welfare and maintaining peace and stability in the China-ASEAN region.

 

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General’s Chambers held a “Majlis Berhari Raya Bersama Yang Berhormat Peguam Negara” gathering at the Laws and Courts Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha today.

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Hosting the Hari Raya gathering was Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati binti Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Salleh, the Honourable Attorney General.

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Present was the Solicitor General Yang Mulia Haji Mohd Yusree bin Haji Junaidi as well as senior officers, officers and staff of Attorney General’s Chambers.

The objectives of Hari Raya gathering held is to meet and greet, seek forgiveness and also forge closer ties amongst the officer and staff of the Attorney General’s Chambers

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Thursday, 07th June 2018 – In conjuction with Ramadhan Al-Mubarak 1439/2018, the Attorney General's Chambers held Khatam Al-Quran ceremony at the Law and Court Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha to commemorate this special event.

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Present as the guest of the honour at the event was the Solicitor General, Yang Mulia Haji Mohd Yusree bin Haji Junaidi. Also present Yang Mulia Datin Nurhayana Janis binti Abdullah Lim, the spouse of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and also senior officers, officers and staffs at the Attorney General's Chambers.

The ceremony began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah was led by Yang Mulia Awang Muhammad Adi Faisal bin Haji Omar followed by the reading of Qur'an verses and takhtim.

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In conjuction with the upcoming month of Ramadhan, Attorney General's Chambers held cemetery cleaning campaign and recital of Tahlil which was jointly organised with Judiciary Department on 10th May 2018 at a Muslim cemetery in Kampong Limbungan, Batu Satu, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha. The event began with cleaning campaign and followed by the recitation of Tahlil. The event was followed with the presentation of wakaf in the form of grass cutter machine and leaf blower and also other items for the use of cleaning cemetery in which presented to Building and Maintenance Division, Ministry of Religious Affair.

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In order to enliven the holy month of Ramadhan this year, the Attorney General's Chambers held daily Tadarus activity throughout the Ramadhan before start daily work. Also held a special talk in conjuction with Ramadhan Al-Mubarak on 26th May 2018 at Law and Court Building titled "Amalan Bersedekah dan Amalan Membazir di Bulan Ramadhan" was delivered by the invited speaker from Islamic Propagation Centre Ustaz Haji Ismuhadi bin Haji Abdullah present by senior officers, officers and staffs at the Attorney General's Chambers.

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