Brunei’s monarch announced a surprise cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, replacing some of the country’s longest-serving government ministers.

In a televised address at 2.30pm, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam announced the changes, which saw six ministers being replaced and several new promotions, including two women as deputy ministers.

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FULL LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS, AS OF JANUARY 30, 2018:

1. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam — Prime Minister; Minister of Defence; Minister of Finance; and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2. His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince — Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office

3. Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Hj Awang Isa Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Hj Awang Ibrahim — Special Advisor to His Majesty; and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office 

4. Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Hj Awang Abu Bakar Hj Apong — Minister of Home Affairs

5. Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awang Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Othman — Minister of Religious Affairs

6. Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Apong — Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism

7. Pehin Datu Laila Raja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Hj Halbi Hj Mohd. Yussof — Second Minister of Defence

8. Dato Paduka Dr Hj Md Isham Jaafar​ — Minister of Health

9. Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abdul Mokti Hj Mohd Daud — Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office

10. Dato Seri Paduka Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah — Second Minister of Finance

11. Dato Paduka Hj Erywan Pehin Dato Pekerma Jaya Hj Mohd Yusof — Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

12. Dato Seri Paduka Hj Suhaimi Hj Gafar — Minister of Development

13. Dato Paduka Dr Hj Mat Suny Hj Mohd Hussein — Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office

14. Dato Paduka Hj Hamzah Hj Sulaiman — Minister of Education

15. Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof — Minister of Communications

16. Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Aminuddin Ihsan Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin — Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports

17. Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Hj Bahrom bin Pengiran Hj Bahar — Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs

18. Datin Hjh Elinda Hj C.A. Mohamed — Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office

19. Dato Paduka Ahmaddin Hj Abd Rahman — Deputy Minister of Finance

20. Datin Paduka Dr Hjh Romaizah Hj Mohd Salleh — Deputy Minister of Education

21. Dato Paduka Hj Matsatejo Sokiaw — Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry

The following officials also hold ministerial rank: 

23. Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Salleh — Attorney General 

24. Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr Ustaz Hj Awang Abdul Aziz Juned — State Mufti 

All appointments are for a five-year term effective January 30, 2018.


This story was updated on February 08 at 02.14am