PMO honours retiring civil servants

National 1 minute, 8 seconds

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) honoured 185 retiring civil servants in an appreciation ceremony held at their headquarters yesterday.

The retirees comprise former staff from the PMO and its respective departments, who retired from government service between October 2014 and September 2015.

“Those honoured today have also fought to build the nation and its history, and to help shape an organisation that has played a role in building our country,” said Yahya Hj Idris, PMO’s permanent secretary (corporate and governance).

“The spirit and determination of these values is necessary to lead the PMO in our action to achieve Vision 2035,” he said, referring to Brunei’s long-term development plan.

The permanent secretary added that while retirement was a great reminder of what staff had contributed to the organisation, there was still “life after retirement” for the retirees.

Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Paduka Hj Mohamad Roselan Hj Mohamad Daud was on hand to present certificates and souvenirs to the retired staff.

“The ceremony was held to honour the personnel who tirelessly contributed their time, energy and services throughout their tenure in public service, especially for the Prime Minister’s Office and its departments,” said the PMO in a statement.

Also present during the event was PMO Deputy Minister Dato Paduka Hj Hamdan Hj Abu Bakar and other senior government officials.

The Brunei Times