LegCo session opens on March 5

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THE 12th session of the Legislative Council (LegCo) meetings will be officially opened next week on Saturday, March 5, by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

The official opening ceremony will be conducted at the Legislative Council building on Jalan Dewan Majlis.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Rahman Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib will again chair this year’s LegCo sessions as Speaker of the Council. Pehin Dato Hj Abdul Rahman has served in three ministerial positions, twice as Minister of Education; first in 1986 to 1988, and again in 1995.

He was reported to have introduced the 21st Century National Education System (SPN21) to improve the quality of teaching and learning. He was also reported to have spearheaded preparations for the sultanate’s first National Master Plan during his tenure as Minister of Development from 1984 to 1986, and also served as the Minister of Primary Industry and Resources from 1989 to 2005.

Assisting Pehin Dato Haji Abdul Rahman during the proceedings will be Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Jaya Dato Paduka Awg Hj Judin Hj Asar, Clerk I to the Legislative Council, and Deputy Clerk Rose Aminah Hj Ismail.

LegCo sessions will be open for public viewing after the official opening ceremony.

It will be divided into two time slots – the morning sessions which will run from 9am to 12pm and the afternoon sessions which will run from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Educational institutions that wish to conduct study visits during the LegCo proceedings are advised to contact the Secretariat of the 12th Legislative Council by calling 2384202 or 2380501 ext 5118.

Individuals are advised to dress appropriately, wearing office attire or traditional Malay dress. Students are permitted to wear school uniforms. Members of the public as well as government officials are also advised to bring their identification card in order to be given security passes before entering the vicinity of the Legislative Council building.

People wearing casual clothing, such as t-shirts, leggings, short skirts, tight pants or shorts will not be permitted into the building. Flip flops, facial piercings and caps are also not allowed.

The Brunei Times