Court’s decision on convicted Thai minister ‘shocking, but not surprising’

Disappointment, anger and despair is rumbling through Thai society after Thammanat Prompow was let off the hook by the Constitutional Court on Wednesday. Though many were unsurprised by the verdict, they still found it unacceptable. As Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, Thammanat has overcome more than a few political controversies, though his criminal past in […]


The Department of Labour, Ministry of Home Affairs, hosted the 14th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (or ACMW) virtually on 27 to 28 April 2021 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. […]

Virtual Launch of Review Report of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025

The launch of the Mid-Term Review (MTR) Report of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 organised by the ASEAN Secretariat, with the support from ASEAN Regional Integration Support (ARISE) Plus was held virtually on Wednesday, 28th April 2021. Yang Mulia Dr. Hajah May Fa’ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin, Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of […]

ASEAN SOMTC Consultation Workshop

Brunei Darussalam, as Chair of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) in 2021, will continue to give its steadfast support to both regional and international efforts to combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP). This was stated by Awang Haji Sufian bin Haji Sabtu, Acting Permanent Secretary (Security, Enforcement and Law) at the Prime […]

Temporary Closure of Certain Venues in Bangkok to Be Extended Until 17 May

Bangkok Governor Police General Aswin Kwanmuang on 7 May 2021 issued Announcement No. 27 extending the duration of temporary closure of certain venues in Bangkok until 17 May 2021.   The announcement was approved by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Communicable Disease Committee, which deemed it appropriate to continue to put in place necessary measures […]