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Legislative Council of Brunei

Legislative Council of Brunei
Majlis Mesyuarat Negara Brunei
مجليس مشوارت نڬارا بروني
8th Legislative Council
Coat of arms or logo
Seats 33 full members
3 ex officio members
Committees None
Meeting place
Legislative Council Building,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Legislative Council of Brunei

Legislative Council of Brunei (Malay: Majlis Mesyuarat Negara Brunei (مجليس مشوارت نڬارا بروني)) is the parliament in Brunei.


  • History 1
  • Members 2
  • Ex officio 3
  • Years 4


The council replaced the former Brunei State Council (c. 1907) in 1959 and sat until 1984 when the Legislative Council was suspended. This council reconvened in 2004. Legislative Council initially chaired by Chief Minister but then a member who called Yang Di-Pertua (Speaker) became Chairman. Yang Di-Pertua Dewan (Speaker of the Council) is appointed by the Sultan either from among the Members of the Council meeting of the State itself or from people who are not experts.

The main function of the State Executive Council acted as advisor to governments and examine the government policies such as the implementation enact laws, approve budgets and revenue per year in planning progress of the country as well as with tax statutes. The Legislative Council held openly that allows people to see, hear and observe the ways of consultation was carried out. The Legislative Council conference held at least once a year, to enable it to consider and approve the Estimates of Revenue and Annual Budget.

Developments in the field of administrative and constitutional self-government during the period has been a great help in maintaining and maintaining the nation's prosperity and improving the lives of citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam. During this period has also been shown that the experience of democracy through elections does not necessarily ensure the integrity and stability of the country, even concluded that the field of legislation since 1970, after Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan (Head of State, President) of Brunei Darussalam, can perform the responsibility of the Government in moving towards a phase of political and socio-economic stability.


  1. His Majesty Sultan Hj. Hassanal Bolkiah
    , Yang di-Pertuan Negara, Prime Minister, First Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  2. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hj. Al-Muhtadee Billah
    Senior Minister in the Prime Minister's Office
  3. The Hon. Pehin Dato Hj. Suyoi bin Hj. Osman
    Minister of Education
  4. The Hon. Pehin Dato Hj. Zulkarnain bin Hj. Hanafi
    Minister of Health
  5. The Hon. Pehin Dato Hj. Bahrin bin Hj. Abdullah
    Minister of Development
  6. The Hon. Pehin Dato Hj. Awang Mustafa bin Hj. Sirat
    Minister of Communications
  7. The Hon. Pehin Dato Hj. Ali bin Hj. Apong
    Minister of Industry and Primary Resources
  8. The Hon. Pehin Dato Hj. Abdul Rahman bin Hj. Ibrahim
    Second Minister of Finance
  9. The Hon. Pehin Dato Lim Jock Seng
    Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  10. The Hon. Pehin Col. Rtd. Dato Dr. Hj. Mohammad Yasmin bin Hj. Umar
    Minister of Energy in Prime Minister's Department
  11. The Hon. Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj. Awang Badaruddin bin Hj. Awang Osman
    Minister of Religious Affairs
  12. The Hon. Pehin Dato Dr. Hj. Awang Abu Bakar bin Hj. Apong
    Minister of Home Affairs
  13. The Hon. Pehin Dato Hj. Halbi bin Hj. Muhammad Yusuf
    Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports
  14. The Rt. Hon. Pengiran Dr. Hj. Mohd. Yusuf bin Pengiran Abdul Rahim
    Distinguished Bruneian
  15. The Hon. Dato Imam Hj. Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal
    Distinguished Bruneian
  16. The Hon. Dato Hj. Yaakub bin Pehin Dato Hj. Zainal
    Distinguished Bruneian
  17. The Hon. Dato Goh King Chin
    Outstanding Bruneian (Uncle of Wu Chun)
  18. The Hon. Hj. Othman bin Uking
    Outstanding Bruneian
  19. The Hon. Datin Salbiah binti Haji Sulaiman
    Outstanding Bruneian
  20. The Hon. Dato Hj. Abdullah bin Dato Hj. Mohd. Jaafar
    Outstanding Bruneian
  21. The Hon. Hj. Ahmad Morsidi bin Pehin Hj. Awang Abdul Rahman
    Outstanding Bruneian
  22. The Hon. Hj. Zulkipli bin Hj. Abdul Hamid
    Outstanding Bruneian
  23. The Hon. Datin Hjh. Zasia binti Sirin
    Outstanding Bruneian
  24. The Hon. Hj. A. Ahmad bin Husain
    Headman of Mukim Berakas A, Brunei-Muara
  25. The Hon. Hj. Gapor bin Karim
    Head of Belimbing Village, Kota Batu, Brunei-Muara
  26. The Hon. Hj. Tahamit bin Hj. Nudin
    Headman of Mukim Gadong A, Brunei-Muara
  27. The Hon. Hj. Jumat bin Akim
    Head of Putat Village, Mukim Lumapas, Brunei-Muara
  28. The Hon. Hj. Mohd. Shafiee bin Ahmad
    Head of Lumut 1 Village, Liang, Belait
  29. The Hon. Hj. Mohd. Yusof bin Dulamin
    Head of Mumong Village, Kuala Belait, Belait
  30. The Hon. Dato Hj. Muhammad Taha bin Abdul Rauf
    Headman of Mukim Keriam, Tutong
  31. The Hon. Hj. Ramli bin Hj. Lahit
    Headman of Mukim Telisai, Tutong
  32. The Hon. Hj. Sulaiman bin Hj. Ahad
    Head of Belingos Village, Bangar, Temburong

Ex officio

  1. The Hon. Hj. Abdul Rahman
    bin Hj. Mohamed Taib
  2. The Hon. Hj. Judin bin Hj. Asar
    Clerk I (First) to the Legislative Council


A legal agreement between the Government of Brunei by British Government
The Council has been able to meet in a systematic manner a total of 3 times
The Legislative Council approved the postal law and the law Telegraph
The State Council Conference first held in "Lapau Baru Istana Al-Marhum Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Al-Alam II"
built on the Mainland
The Legislative Council Conference held 5 times
The State Council has convened and debating conditions the formation of the Legislative Council of the State
a total of 3 times
The State Council convened a total of 9 times, which of 5 laws approved
The State Council has issued an order for the control engineering stores in times of emergency
A total of 7 of the law approved by the State Council convened a total of 6 times
All written law for the State of Brunei enacted and printed in English
The State Council also approved General Tariff Order ' and Import and export modified under the customs tax laws 1906,
as well as orders for registration of users of Opium under the Opium Law of 1932
A number of laws enacted this year is not as important as most of it revolves around to amendments of the law
The State Council will not work because the legislation was taken over by the Japanese army
After the end of World War II, the State Council created again and was held by 6 times and 3 of law has been approved
Direct involvement of His Majesty Paduka Seri Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah
ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ' Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien in legislation
A number of laws adopted in the United Kingdom, Malaya and Sarawak have been modified to practice
in the State of Brunei Darussalam
An event which is very important for a spectrum of Brunei Darussalam already exists, a written Constitution has been sealed
between the Government of Brunei with the British Government known as the "Constitution of 1959 for the State of Brunei"
District elections were held to choose 55 members of the State Council
districts in the four districts
The State Council set up again by contains 35 members
A White Paper (Kertas Putih) containing proposals for establishing the system of the Ministry, to replace the Privy Council States
had presented and approved by the State
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