Meeting Session with Legislative Council Members

The Ministry of Home Affairs continuously collaborates with agencies and all parties in efforts to maintain and preserve peace and harmony, cooperation with agencies in reviewing related regulations for the further facilitation of the business and manufacturing climate, in order to make Brunei Darussalam more attractive to investors. Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs explained the matter while chairing the meeting session with members of the Legislative Council this morning. In his speech, Yang Berhormat also highly upholds the titah of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in conjunction with the New Year of 2018 in 3 matters namely, maintaining community life in the country so that the nation continues to be peaceful and prosperous, enhancing efforts to achieve "Brunei Maju" or Progressive Brunei that requires strong cooperation between the government, private sector and the people and further facilitating the business and manufacturing climate and making the country more attractive to foreign investors.

Yang Berhormat Pehin said the ministry continues to give serious attention to the delivery of service to the public so that it is always relevant in the current situation as well as customer friendly, always efficient and fulfils the service objective. A number of programmes will be carried out during the 2018/2019 financial year to help improve security, prosperity, socio-economy and community unity in line with the ministry's core strategic plan.

The Minister of Home Affairs also touched on the Que Up System that will be extended to the visa, visit, diplomatic and employment pass section as of 1st February 2018. Apart from that, Yang Berhormat Pehin said the Labour Department with other relevant agencies is reviewing the introduction of the Issuance of Employment Passes for Foreign Directors Consideration Criteria which is expected to start in April this year. Yang berhormat Pehin added that after the successful introduction of the Que Up system for Identification Cards, the Department of Immigration and national registration then introduced the system to the Passport Section since 14th October last year. For customers who have made reservations using the system, it has reduced the waiting time from 109 minutes to 13 minutes and for walk-in customers, waiting time has been reduced by 7 percent.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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