Chairman of Baiduri Bank Group Board of Directors Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah, Directors of QAF Brunei Group Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Naafi’ah Khairul Bulqiah and QAF Brunei Group CEO Albert Lau at the Borneo Bulletin Yearbook Networking Session
Brunei had +1 new cases. The country has a total of 260 cases and 3 deaths.
Among the key takeaways from 2020 was the Bruneian spirit of solidarity and the caring leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam which enabled the country to respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by COVID-19.
This was highlighted by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, during the Borneo Bulletin Yearbook Networking Session at the Malay Technology Museum yesterday.
He stated, “Before the start of the pandemic, our economic performance showed great improvement and was gathering positive momentum.
However, the dual shock from the pandemic and the drop in oil price as a result of the pandemic presented us with a new challenge.
“With the steadfast leadership of His Majesty, and through the unwavering hard work and concerted efforts of all parties involved, including health workers and front-liners, the authorities responded swiftly in suppressing the spread of the virus; and managed to protect the lives and livelihood of our people, allowing us to continue to operate close
“The cooperation, compassion and solidarity shown by the people of Brunei Darussalam played a big role in our collective effort in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19, such as volunteer work, especially among the youth under the Youth Volunteer Ad-Hoc Committee, the financial contribution by the public under the COVID-19 Relief Fund, the adoption of the BruHealth app and many others, demonstrates the willingness of our people to unite and work together for the betterment of the community.
“Under the steady guidance of His Majesty various initiatives were also undertaken at the height of the pandemic, which can broadly be categorised into three focus areas, which are: to maintain the well-being of the public, to protect jobs and provide support for individuals, and to support and assist businesses.
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